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Thread poster: Erik Hansson

Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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Jan 6, 2009

Dear fellow ProZians,

I just wanted to share with you this very latest breaking news from Onion News Network (for those of you not familiar with this site, have a look here:

Have fun!



Maria Diaconu  Identity Verified
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This is amazing! Jan 6, 2009

Thanks for the newsicon_smile.gif


Jim Tucker (X)  Identity Verified
United States
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Almost there Jan 6, 2009

Now if they can only get rid of the screen, I'm in.

"Simplify, simplify, simplify."



Jan Kolbaba  Identity Verified
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Amazing Jan 6, 2009

I am just wondering how they will use ALT + HOME and ALT + END combination in Trados (smile)
Cheers Jan


Amy Duncan (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:16
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Hmmm Jan 6, 2009

I guess I could get used to "no keyboard" (although there actually IS a keyboard on the screen), but at this point, since I'm a fast typist, it seems the wheel would be slower. Also, I don't really see a whole lot of difference between touching a key with your finger and pointing at it with a I missing something here?


Mohammed Shakir  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:16
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disappointed Jan 6, 2009

I thought it just like the one I was thinking of, a tube with one button just when you turn it on a visible laser screen and keyboard appear and when turn off they disappear, and then you can put in your jacket pocket.

Mohammed Shakir


avsie (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:16
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Hoax? Jan 6, 2009

Although we can always dream that it could happenicon_smile.gif

Edit: You have to admire the quality of the footage though - it looks absolutely real!

[Edited at 2009-01-06 16:21 GMT]


analytical (X)  Identity Verified
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Great parody... Jan 6, 2009

For the first few seconds I thought it was about speech recognition until the wheel appeared!


Verónica Echegaray
Local time: 19:16
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Does it make any difference? Jan 6, 2009

I totally agree with Amy, is there any difference between typing and "screen touching"? Maybe you safe space, but practically it seems the same to me.



Geoffrey Barrow
Local time: 17:16
Norwegian to English
Of course it's a hoax! Jan 6, 2009

Come on folks, don't be so gullible! How could anybody really claim that typing would be easier using this method?

The big give-away is at the end when the guy says that the next generation will be four ounces lighter, due to the "lack of screen, hard drive or wheel".

If anybody is still not convinced, try looking up "the Onion" in Wikipedia!



Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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So sad.... Jan 6, 2009

....that we translators belong to the "people who use keyboards" and therefore are "standing in the way of human progress". To me, the whole concept of the wheel Mac (seeing it in action) is not only stupid, but Jobs' attitude is insulting. Sorry folks! I'm not very fond of this "breakthrough". :-/


Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons)
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Come on... Jan 6, 2009 is obvious it is a jokeicon_biggrin.gif


Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:16
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So dumb... Jan 6, 2009

...for not having speakers in my computer at home! I fell in completely. Sorry folks!icon_smile.gif


Maria Diaconu  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:16
English to Romanian
Of course... Jan 6, 2009

... it is a joke. But it looks feasible, and it convinced meicon_smile.gif


Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Nice hoax Jan 6, 2009

But seriously, speech recognition could be inbuilt in every machine.
What happened to handwriting recognition? Anybody remember the Apple Newton?

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