INFOGRAPHIC: Computer Interface Technology Through the Ages
Karl Tate, InnovationNewsDaily Infographic Artist
April 27 2011 10:08 AM ET
The long history of computer interface technology spans over a half century, from the primitive punched-card days of the 1950s, through the typed command lines of the 1960s, to the familiar windows and icons of today. For the last 30 years, the mouse has dominated human/computer interaction, but the distribution of computing power into smart phones, cars and home appliances has popularized technologies like voice-recognition and touch screens. In the near future, technologies will allow users to control their computers with small gestures , and even thought alone.