I’m very fond of my cute little MacBook. It’s faster than my desktop machine, it’s light, I can watch movies on it without a problem, and I can use gestures with it.
Here’s how it works. I’ve got a window open. It has a scroll bar on the side, and a bunch of things I want to click within it. I move my finger around on the trackpad, and the mouse moves around the screen. I tap the pad, and I click something on the screen. I can start moving the mouse around, realize I need something lower on the screen, and simply by touching another finger to the trackpad, instead of moving the mouse over the document, I’m moving the document.
My fingers can both be moving, or one can be stationary while the other moves. I can scroll up, down, left or right. I can do both at once.
It’s like magic. It’s easy, it’s natural, and if it isn’t how God intended people to use computers, it’s surely how Steve Jobs would want us to do it. That’s almost as good.
I await the gloating of iPhone owners in the comments.