Unsurprising News of the Day: Touchscreens Are The Future

Analysts Gartner have churned the waters of their scrying pool and apparently decreed that by 2015, at least 50% of people under the age of 15 who have computers purchased for them, will be recipients of touchscreens.

Meanwhile, I’m sitting here typing on an ‘old school’ keyboard and feeling like a total dinosaur.

The good news for me is that apparently 90% of business computers by the 2015 projection will still be old, reliable mouse-and-keyboard units. Which is dandy, because frankly, I’m not buying this whole touchscreen ballyhoo just yet, even if it is hip with the kids. Especially if it’s hip with the kids. But even then, it may not hold up that way for long. Said Gartner’s Leslie Fiering:

“As with many recent technology advances, touch adoption will be led by consumers and only gradually get accepted by the enterprise.”

Damned if I do, damned if I don’t. Great. Thanks, Les. Real assuring.

I’ma go count some nickels, see if I’ve got enough for an iPad.

[Via TechRadar]

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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