One of my favorite things about my infant son is how much he enjoys holding stuff. Like, give him an object that has an interesting shape or texture, and it has his complete attention.

It makes me sad for how distanced I am as an adult from my sense of touch. Keyboards have decent kinesthetics -- most of the reason I got a mechanical keyboard is to be able to touch something that feels good all day.


But my variety of kinesthetic interactions with the world -- and this is true for most people, I think -- is largely collapsing into the feeling of tapping and swiping my finger on smooth glass. As a kinesthetic experience, smooth glass *fucking sucks*.

@mogwai_poet this is the main reason why I really dislike smartphones.

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