Les Mikesell wrote: > On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 2:07 AM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> > wrote: >> <snip> > Or embedded devices with remote controls and no keyboard at all... > Netflix got their popularity by running on just about every device > that can connect to the internet and a screen. But those are not > replacements for the computer where you manage your queue, they are > additions, but you might spend more time with them. > >>this will not happen now an dnot in hundret years! > > I think we are only a few years away from fully usable voice controls > which will eliminate any size requirements for your end point device. > Keyboard input isn't really that great anyway. And overwhelmingly, most folks will use keyboards at work or home, unless they have an office with a door they can shut. As I've been saying for 20 or more years, voice computing will never come in: e.g., the employee who's just been fired, walks out of the office and yells, FORMAT c:; YES, YES, YES!!! And no one's going to want to have to have employees wasting time training a voice recognition system to only recognize their voice. mark "where's the jack behind my ear?"