[OT] Pigs Fly --a rose by any other name...
bvlahos at mac.com
Tue Aug 2 20:07:15 CDT 2005
They say it can act like a single button mouse if you like but it
actually IS a multi-button mouse. I'll have to see it to see how well
it works but there are sensors in the front for both a left and right
mouse button action.
It looks interesting. I really like my Kensington Optical Elite
(scroll wheel multbutton) mouse. Hopefully Apple did a great job on
this but we will just have to try it.
The most interesting aspect to me is the advancement on the scroll
wheel so that it moves in all directions. This could be really good
if it is well done.
The only real concern I have is in the feedback to the user of
actions. A nice tactile feel and click is a good thing. I've never
really liked the idea of sounds (like from a little speaker in the
mouse) as the only feedback. We will have to try it to see.
On Aug 2, 2005, at 5:08 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
> I hate to rain on your parade, but it IS a single button mouse.
> Apple goes to great pains to point this fact out, just so they can
> say they have not abandoned the single button mouse philosophy.
> There is a single button. The touch sensors are on the left and
> right sides (like holding down the control key when clicking the
> single button mouse now). I guess pushing on the scroll button
> clicks the mouse with neither right or left touch sensors
> activated, so it is a third kind of click. The side "force" sensor
> is not technically a button either. The whole mouse moves down to
> activate the button --it is one big button.
> The lengths a company will go to just to never admit they were
> wrong. All I can say, is: If it walks like a duck and quacks like
> a duck, it must be a rose...
> On Aug 2, 2005, at 4:16 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:
>> On Aug 2, 2005, at 5:12 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>> Just as I'd heard from Punxatawny Phil, the Prognosticator of
>>> Prognosticators, Apple is finally joining the rest of the
>>> industry in shipping a multi-button mouse for its customers:
>>> New Mouse for Macs Has Multiple Buttons
>> It's not a multi-button mouse, it's a zero button mouse!!! :D less
>> is more!!!!
>> (it uses a touch sensor and it has a internal speaker for sound
>> feedback... clever ain't it. Tech is derived from iPod scroll
>> wheel tech.)
>> PS: I want one!
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