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Wednesday, October 02, 2002

BEYOND POINT-AND-CLICK
We may be on the next step in the evolution from hard-wiring to punchcards to keyboard to mouse. A number of software developers are working on input methods that add a dimension to computer screen navigation. Instead of winding through drop-down selections and hierarchical menus, you flick your mouse with your wrist for a quicker shortcut. The article here goes into the longer-term ramifications, including different mouse designs and, eventually, more intuitive 3D navigation structures.