Re-reading Hitchhiker's Guide, thought this was funny.

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Posted by Vonocourt (2188 posts) -

"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive -- you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program."

Goes from dials and buttons, to touchscreen, then finally motion sensing. With the description seemingly being pretty appropriate, barring the statement of lack of muscular expenditure.

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#1 Posted by Vonocourt (2188 posts) -

"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive -- you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program."

Goes from dials and buttons, to touchscreen, then finally motion sensing. With the description seemingly being pretty appropriate, barring the statement of lack of muscular expenditure.

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#2 Posted by Claude (16649 posts) -

This is way better than youtube spam. Novel spam is novel. I can dig it.

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#3 Posted by Vonocourt (2188 posts) -

@Claude said:

This is way better than youtube spam. Novel spam is novel. I can dig it.

Yeah, debated whether I should've linked it to the forum. Oh well, flag me if necessary people.

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#4 Posted by Claude (16649 posts) -

@Vonocourt said:

@Claude said:

This is way better than youtube spam. Novel spam is novel. I can dig it.

Yeah, debated whether I should've linked it to the forum. Oh well, flag me if necessary people.

No, no, everyone should read that novel. What are you? Crazy. I ain't flaggin'.

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#5 Posted by Vonocourt (2188 posts) -

Not crazy, just extremely meek.

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#6 Posted by the_hiro_abides (1293 posts) -

I agree that Hitchhiker's Guide should be read. It's still relevant pop culture but I think this should have been on off topic forum. Being on Kinect is tenuous at best.

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#7 Posted by DeF (5357 posts) -

It's like it's describing the Fruit Ninja Kinect menu navigation :D
 
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