A few years ago, typing command lines was standard operating procedure. A look at the future of device interaction, as written for iQ by Intel.

Have you thought about how amazing your computer is recently? The hardware keeps getting more powerful, more compact, and more affordable, and the software applications now enable us to accomplish nearly anything from work to play. But what good are any of these advances if they’re too complicated for us to use?

The fact is that when computers first started showing up in our day-to-day lives, they left a lot of people stumped. There was no such thing as ‘Plug & Play’. It was more like plug, and plug, and plug, and boot, and install, and—so on—until finally you were able to start learning how to use your mouse, keyboard, and operating system. And that’s only once the mouse had been invented. Before the graphical user interface (GUI)—those being the different windows that opened in Microsoft’s flagship software–there was no need for a computer mouse because there was nothing to click on.

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