October 25, 2008

SNL Multitouch

Being kind of hyped about multitouch user interfaces, I loved seeing Saturday Night Live spoof the TV channels’ infatuation with flashy but often meaningless info displays. Skip ahead to 5:20 or so to check it out:

If for some reason the embedded video isn’t working, you can try it (and see stills) on this Engadget page.
It really is kind of hard to satirize just how dorky people can look when filling live TV time with these things.

Posted by John Nack at 10:17 AM on October 25, 2008


  • Ken — 4:46 PM on October 25, 2008

    Greetings Jack,
    I created some flash “goodness” 360 degree pano for the 2008 Keeneland Fall Meet in the “horse arena” in Lexington, KY
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    Keeneland is known as the boutique racetrack in America. The ambient light was suburb this day.
    Please consider a spring 2009 Adobe staff meetings here in Kentucky and attend the Keeneland Spring Meet. Its worth every pixel photoshop can render!
    Ken in KY
    Composite photo(s) rendered in PS3

  • Phillip Kerman — 11:09 PM on October 25, 2008

    I liked that piece a lot–but couldn’t figure out why they didn’t make an effort to keep the currently moved state layered above all the others. Too, it was a weird mix of actually tracking his hand (or super great synch) and pre-rendered sequences.

  • Hale — 12:55 PM on October 30, 2008

    Certain companies should stay far, far away from touch technology as they only care enough to implement it primarily as a gimmick. Usability is the alpha and omega success factor of this technology and a significant portion of pc manufacturers are dumping all over it in the name of novelty. By and large the tech world has always struggled with the concept of just because you can doesn’t mean you should For example, look at the HP Touchscreen, this item reeks of Coors Light’s temperature sensitive “cold certified™” label technology (those silly blue mountains). Talk about the decline of western innovation. Oy Vey!
    Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” ~Pablo Picasso

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