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  1. *ess*

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    That is really AWESOME!!! Wouldn't you say so Lex!?!?! ;)
     
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    Wonderful. What does it cost?
     
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    At the powerplant, our control room has dozens of screens that DO NOT have this capability. They are mouse and keyboard controlled like any home PC.

    Still, most people cannot simply point to screens to illustrate what they are talking about, the are driven by some primal instinct to smear and smudge the screens with their fingers. They didn't grow up with my parents, for DAMN sure!

    The ladies (examples of cleanliness, always) are the worst on two counts...
    1. They absolutely must touch the screen any time they are talking about machinery.
    2. You can bet their hands will have some sort of slimey lotion on them.

    Technology has to be practical before I'll abandon my Stone Tablet & Chisel ways.
    Hell, my amps still have tubes in them!!!

    :-)
    Neo
     
  5. Bogart

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    Man, that's like Minority Report.

    So cool. I love stuff like this, glimpses at what will likely be everyday activities within my lifetime.
     
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    I posted this before, it was vaporized into cyberspace in the forum crash.

    I worked at a Refinery/Chemical plant that got 26 new monitors in for the control room.
    Kinda looked like Mission Control at Nasa, only bigger.
    Well, they were touch screen capable and everybody was all excited about it.
    Once the plant was restarted after a maintenance shut down and we had some time to get used to the graphics, they enabled the touch screens with much fanfare.
    So now you got engineers and supervisors and visitors talking about the chemical process in the control room and they start pointing at the screens (of course) and next thing you know my unit is going ape sh!t. Nobody knows anything and now I got BIG problems! A couple of near misses and chemical releases later, that function was quietly disabled.

    No thank you.
    Neo
     
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    my lack of god, that is cool
     

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