Rueters-Ward Services Short Articles

Fri Apr 16 23:57:25 EDT 2021

These are short articles on topics of some of the projects I have done. You can read PDF copies here.

Copyright © 2019, 2020 by Jean Renard Ward.

Permission is hereby given for them to be cited or reproduced for any purpose, provided an equivalent copyright notice and statement of permission is included, with attribution of the source including this URL, and there is no abridgement made to the article.

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Jean Renard Ward
Rueters-Ward Services
33 Forest Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
phone: 617-600-4095, 781-267-0156


A Brief Prior Art History of Multi-touch, Touchscreens, and Multi-Touch Gestures
A Brief History of the Development of Touchscreen Gesturing on Tablets, Smartphones and Other Devices
A Brief Overview of Haptic Input Technologies for Touchscreens (And Other Objects)
Brief (but Broad) Highlights of the History of Digital Rights Management and the Like
Briefly, how much is there to know about touchscreens and tablets, anyway?

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