The Jami Turman Fan Club: Mice are utterly worthless, and I'm amazed they've lasted as long as they have. Inaccurate and fail frequently. And lifting up a mouse so you can scroll it over? Give me a break. Even a joystick is an improvement.At the very least, I would have expected a touchpad to replace it, like what Lenovos and some other laptops have. Don't need a hard surface, much easier to control, and don't fail just because they got some dirt on them.There are dozens of things you can do with a tablet that you can't do with a mouse. Like touch two things at once to combine them, draw circles, sign your name, etc. Anybody who likes mice over a touchpad should adjust their onion until they realize just how bad a mouse is.As for kids, I don't see anything wrong with having them use a touchpad over other toys that they use alone. Certainly it shouldn't replace interpersonal contact.I wonder what would happen to those kids in orphanages in Russia if they were given touchpads? Those kids weren't going to get any real face-time regardless, would it allow them to adjust, or make them even more psychotic?
Rockstone: At this rate you'll have kids who don't know how to use a mouse in 10 years. Ugh.
Rockstone: / iPads and mobile devices are stupid.
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