Computers with ports coming out the front?

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Wed Dec 18 12:28:00 2002

On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, William Donzelli wrote:
> > Yes, but the wireless mouse is one of the dumber ideas man has ever come

                        Dumb Device Department

   I submit for your consideration, the "Gyro Mouse"... having gyros on
the two axes - the object being you hold it in mid-air and wave it around
to move the cursor, etc. (It was wired, BTW)

  I saw one years ago, had to have it, and soon found out it's obvious
design flaw... you try keeping your arm and hand and mouse off the desk
for hours at a time....

  I think Hans has the damn thing now... it'll be good payback for
overrunning Belgium and the Netherlands a while back.

   Merry Newtonsmas


PS: People who use mice have clean desks, and Y'll know what *that* is a
sign of. Gimme a nice trackball, any day....

PPS: Anyone ever use one of those early 'heads-up' displays that had a
headband and projected a virtual image that appeared to be hanging in
space in front of you? The one I tried had vibrating scanning mirrors that
buzzed via bone-conduction... made me nauseous... no sale!
Received on Wed Dec 18 2002 - 12:28:00 GMT

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