The immediate future of multitouch

Multitouch technology is most prominent on the Apple iPhone and iPod touch, as well as their new laptops. With respect to each new series of laptops, they introduce a number of new gestures that perform various functions. They’re a big hit with consumers, but the real innovation with multitouch will be arbitrary gestures, which will allow users to program any arbitrary gesture to any arbitrary command.

This could currently be limited by some kind of touchpad firmware issue, since I don’t know how it works, but I presume that there is at least some capacity for software interfacing allowed.

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