When Intel India invited me to an event that would revolve around the contributions and technology investments the business is making into touch-screen technology, both the photographer and ex-IT marketing demons in me woke up. Touch screen technology has evolved over the years, and it’s only a matter of time before it pervades the photography space. (Quick aside: it actually has, quite a bit. Here’s the separate blog post I wrote about the future of touch screen tech in photography)
The event was called “Finger Fit & Fabulous” and was organised by Intel India in association with HOT, Nehru Place. The idea was to get a diverse group of people together (photographers, tech bloggers, food bloggers and technology users) and try and figure out in this mix-and-match crowd how touch-technology does, and will, influence each life. Once I got thinking about it, and quickly used my phone (my touch phone!) to figure out how many cameras exactly now work with touch screen technology – I was surprised to see how far it’s come along already.
I’m not going into the future of touch photography in this post (read my article here all about it) but couple of takeaways from the event:
I was VERY impressed by HOT (House of Technology). If nothing else, I think it’s a great example of the mixed-use model of having retail space along with a major metro station. HOT itself is HUGE – and it’s got everything from LCDs to washing machines to (of course!) cameras. I couldn’t resist the temptation and wound up buying a few things while I was walking through the store. (On a lighter note, Googling “HOT Delhi” produces some very interesting results. Go on, try it!)
I also think that Intel is making the right moves by supporting touch screen tech. We’re moving to a world where everything is going to be intuitive. No more meddling with dials and buttons when you can simply point at what you want. Along with more user friendly UIs, touch technology is going to take over how we interact with the devices we love.
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