Touch screens now offer compelling uses

  title={Touch screens now offer compelling uses},
  author={Ben Shneiderman},
  journal={IEEE Software},
Research on improving the user interfaces of touch screen applications is described. The advantages of touch screens are discusses, their current capabilities are examined, and possible future developments are considered.<<ETX>> 

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