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>> Unfortunately, SymphonyOS died -- the founder ran out of his own
>> money, essentially. UIs are a *huge* business, and while I applaud
>> and encourage basic research and initiative, it's *very* difficult to
>> turn such research and initiative into cash.
> That's really sad. I never tried Mezzo or SymphonyOS, but AFAIK it was
> extremly interesting.
> No one has ever tried to take care of Mezzo? :(
I tried them and found them less than satisfying. I don't, for example,
think there's such a thing as an "intuitive" user interface.
>> That said, the sort of UI that I think of as the "UI of the future"
>> would be a full virtual reality environment with which one could do
>> "whole-body interaction" with a computer. How about an exercise
>> bicycle with a keyboard and mouse on the handlebars? A wall-sized
>> keyboard one could punch with boxing gloves? Drag-and-drop with
>> objects that actually weigh something?
> I hope you're kidding... :)
Not really ... the alternative would be a wireless wearable that you
could carry around with you and use while taking long hikes in the woods.
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