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Riding the Tech Train With the Brakes On

<p><span style="color: #666666;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;line-height: 18px">I remember a (resistive) touchscreen interface in an Alabama Welcome Center along I-59 back in the late &lsquo;80&rsquo;s. It was a sort of proto-Google on a local level, with info about tourist attractions and the like. My sister and I would always make our mother stop there so we could play with it. It seemed so futuristic and sophisticated. And now I&rsquo;m typing these words on a more advanced (capacitive) touchscreen. Did it really need to take so long to get this tech in everyone&rsquo;s hands? Is the lightning-quick tech dev cycle a myth? What&rsquo;s holding us back, if so?</span></p>