Thursday, February 20, 2014

The "King's Assembly" input device

I honestly doubt I could learn to use this (or that I'd need it since I am neither a gamer nor a programmer), but it's interesting if for no other reason then for how durned different it is.
King's Assembly Kickstarter page (already very successful, amazingly given how different and pricey this is).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When the telescope was invented, when ordinary people wanted a better one they thought only of making it bigger. It took a genius like Isaac Newton to invent a different kind of telescope that was both smaller and more powerful.

This guy's invention seems like the former rather than the latter. It's an example of deluding yourself into believing you're thinking outside the box while staying well within the box.

I'm not saying I could do better. I couldn't do even as well. But it will take maybe a genius as well as other technologies coming together. A fictional example from The Fly: "I farm bits and pieces out to the guys who are much more brilliant than I am. I say, "build me a laser", this. "Design me a molecular analyzer", that. They do, and I just stick 'em together." Maybe the equivalents of that laser and molecular analyzer haven't been invented yet.

Anyway this seems like a step back. He's got backing though, so I guess the razzle dazzle has swayed people but they're only buying the sizzle.