Pointing at Things

Nine years ago I got the Apple TV wrong:

I cannot imagine Apple adopting a discretely-shifting-focus UI akin to DVD menus…

That’s exactly what they did, of course. With more style and some polish that lends the feel of a cursor.

Now, Brent Simmons has brought the issue up and makes a simpler and more durable prediction: our world of computing interfaces will continue to have indirect as well as direct manipulation interfaces. I think this will hold true even in virtual or augmented reality.

I posted this in June 2019 during week 2364.

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