Cell phones with touch screens are very popular. Now, touch screens are available for computers and televisions. While these screens may seem like a good idea, you need only look at your cell phone screen to realize it may not be such a good idea after all.
If you look at your cell phone screen, you will see that it is grimy and full of fingerprints. It is almost impossible to keep the touch screen on a cell phone clean. Many people carry a cloth around to wipe the screen clean constantly.
Now imagine how your touch screen will look on your computer or television.
The natural oils on your fingers will leave annoying fingerprints each time you touch the screen. Every time you use your computer or television, you will have to wipe off the fingerprints. Often, the fingerprints are stubborn and will smear instead of disappearing.
Many people eat while they are working on their computers. The keyboard gets dirty enough and with touch screens, the screen will get as dirty as the keyboard. Imagine touch your screen while you are eating fried chicken or pizza. Your touch screen will eventually develop an oil slick.
Touch screen technology may appear to be a great idea at the moment; however, it will surely contribute to the development of an obsessive-compulsive disorder in the future. The constant wiping of screens will be the norm for millions of people.
It makes one wonder why a touch screen television is a good idea. The average person will not buy a television that does not include a remote control. Very few people will want to get up and touch their television screen. If they do, they will quickly become annoyed by the greasy fingerprint marks.
It appears that touch screens will be more of a nuisance than a convenience.