Doug Engelbart’s original keyset working with an iPad
In a meeting today, Bill Fenwick articulated a key point that was also deliberated at Campus 2010 retreat in Trinidad,
“Participation in society in the future requires computer literacy.
Almost all aspects of your life will be limited if you cannot access a computer. This could cause an explosion in the gap between the able bodied and people with disabilities.”
TipTap potential product line can be critical as a possible interface device, particularly for those with use of only one hand, as well as the visually impaired.
Preserving the past to preserve the future
What a perfect day…Rob Stephenson (curator at The Tech Museum) and I met at the Ferry building in SF. While sitting by the dock of the Bay, Rob showed me the new adapter he built for chorded keyset Doug Engelbart gave me to play with. Now Engelbart’s keysets from the 1960-70 work with any computer via USB.
Blogger Suzanna Stinnett’s launched a user community space for our new iPhone TipTapSpeech on her blog GreatAdaptations. TipTapSpeech is a BETA implementation of Engelbart’s idea of typing by using “chords” or multiple keys simultaneously rather than typing each letter with one key. I hope you will join in the discussion.