is it just me but I'm dreading the proliferation of more and more touch screens -- I just HATE them.
My pet hate are the Public ones -- such as those you see in railway stations or airports -- seems to be the fastest way of transmitting diseases on the planet -- who knows if the person in front of you using the machine to buy his / her ticket has just visited the station's WC / Restrooms and hasn't washed his / her hands.
I had to really laugh the other night -- was watching the BBC's News channel coverage of the European Elections to the EU Parliament. The poor guy was trying to use a huge touch screen to bring up results in individual regions in the UK.
To get the wretched thing to work the poor guy was making contortions all over the place and looked like he was suffering from a severe physical disabilty (please no insult intended to disabled people) but if you had seen the program in question you would have thought -- well it's fine in the middle of a severe worldwide economic downturn how some organisations seem awash with cash even if the technology isn't fit for purpose.