[IAEP] Abacus suggestions

Bernie Innocenti bernie at sugarlabs.org
Sun Oct 16 12:20:47 EDT 2011

On Sun, 2011-10-09 at 15:25 -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn
> <alanjas at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > The touch scrren allows manipulate the abacus activity like an real
> > abacus...
> As Yoshiki points out, without multitouch, you cannot use it in the
> same what as a real abacus. Even with multitouch, you are missing much
> of the tactile feedback you have with the physical object. So it is
> doubtful that the Abacus activity could ever be manipulated at the
> same speed as the real thing. But again, this is not really the point.

Doesn't anybody see the irony of a computer emulating an abacus, but not
as efficiently as its 4000 years old counterpart? :-)

Bernie Innocenti
Sugar Labs Infrastructure Team

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