When computers become too small to be operated by buttons, how will we control them? The only option will be to gently bend them, according to engineers at Sony’s Interaction Lab in Tokyo. “They are developing ultra-small information gadgets such as map browsers for tourists, controlled not by a mouse or keypad but by a bit of deft deformation. Sony envisages a future where people will carry flexible credit-card-sized devices, far smaller than today’s PDAs, in their pocket or handbag.”
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