Are iPads “a novocaine drip to the wrist…”?

I posted a link to Microsoft’s Vision of the Future recently, not sure whether it was wanky or cool. Well, according to Bret Victor, it’s neither. Rather, it’s unimaginative, and counterintuitive. Here’s A Brief Rant on the Future of Interactive Design.

“Pictures Under Glass is an interaction paradigm of permanent numbness. It’s a Novocaine drip to the wrist. It denies our hands what they do best. And yet, it’s the star player in every Vision Of The Future.” link

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