Analog humans in an increasingly digital world

Vachon, Craig
March 2005
Portable Design;Mar2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p10
With digital media/content expanding exponentially and new delivery devices evolving faster than pre-Cambrian life forms, it is a truism that digital technology reigns supreme. It notes that variable control is important, and improving control in the environment of a digital world may be the critical missing link in the successful evolution of many of these devices. Product designers, software developers, and the repetitive stress cries of the multitudes have given impetus to new types of analog controls that help the situation. Manufacturers are providing solutions well suited to the small form factors and price constraints of today's devices, including capacitive, Hall-effect, stress gauge, and resistive technologies.


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