[Tig] [OFF TOPIC] Apple!
Wed Aug 3 21:05:47 BST 2005
All I know is that using AutoCad without a thumbwheel to Zoom with would be a real pain the posterior...
From: Martin Euredjian [mailto:ecinema at pacbell.net]
Sent: 03 August 2005 21:00
Subject: RE: [Tig] [OFF TOPIC] Apple!
Thanks to Edifis Media Tech for supporting the TIG
>> The new mouse signifies Apple's
>> acceptance of what many have known for a long time: more buttons =
> How's that? More buttons certainly are not an inherently good thing,
> the number of control points only makes sense in the context of the
> UI they are designed to control.
For word processing and web browsing it is unlikely that more than two
buttons will make a big difference. Other tools, such as 3D modelling
software can greately benefit from having more buttons/knobs/controllers. I
tried driving Solidworks with a three button+scroll-wheel trackball in
addition to a secondary 3D orbiting controller (with additional buttons).
The increase in productivity and ability to work with the models is not
trivial. Definetly the way to go.
Nothing new. A piano might be the best example of an application that uses
every single finger to great benefit. So does a guitar. I'm sure examples
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