Quick mind interface thoughts
I've got a few longer-length blog entries building up, but a few of my semi-usual quick thoughts:
There's a difference between "ease of use" and "ease of adoption", isn't there? Think
viversus MS Word. Maybe Doug Engelbart versus Jabob Nielsen? More to think about this.
So, in a collision between my speed reading digestion of Charles Stross' new Accelerando and remembering this race between thumb-typing and Morse code--I've got a notion to explore morse code as a human/computer serial interface for wearables.
I'm sure this just can't be a new idea, except to me.
I would like to use two fingers to tap out dots-and-dits on a thigh, or my other palm. Either that, or I want a Bluetooth version of this Palm Radio Mini-Paddle.
And, I want a buzzer worn somewhere--like a shoulder or a collarbone--so I can use a little neural plasticity to train myself for morse code input. And, it would be very nice if I could manage all this with a minimum of attention, say while walking around and not colliding with walls.
In the end, I want something akin to Quicksilver, only invisible, fairly attention light, and with me everywhere. This is just a start, but eventually I want a wearable exocortex like Manfred's--the ultimate GTD accessory.