On web pages, when you need to scroll down pages, how about something that doesn't irritate the bejeezus out of anyone in the same room?
First the computer mouses (mice?) were simple: point, click, drag.
Then came the second generation: point, click, rotate plastic click wheel.
I suggest the
third generation: point, click, gently run finger down touch-sensitive strip.
Am I the only one who, upon hearing a work colleague or student in the library relentlessly rotating the obnoxious click-wheel, feels the need to consciously restrain myself from standing up, walking over, and ripping the mouse out of their hands?
I propose a small touch-sensitive strip, where the rotate wheel is usually places, so you can point, click, and then gently (and SILENTLY) run your middle finger down the strip and have the same effect as the click-wheel.