Russ - 1:59 am on Sep 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
Interesting topic! I started out using a pen and tablet in the mid 80's (before ever using a mouse) and I still use a tablet in preference to a mouse. Totally different experience. However, good tablets are quite expensive. With a laptop, I find a mouse much better than the touch pad. Touchscreens I find less intuitive than expected. I think that one's preference may well depend on the input device first used. If new machines arrive with a better input device then new users may well adopt them. That could eventually mean the demise of the mouse.