I was seeing these multi-touch interaction experiments and couldn’t resist: just take a prototype-based development environment like Self‘s and put it inside one of those multi-touch-enabled displays. I think i would love such a programming environment. At least, it would be something different. Programming with Self is a bit like drawing with a good diagram editor: i take a figure, duplicate it, and modify the copy as needed; that’s quite close to the way one programs in Self, and it’s definitely a refreshing way to program. Now, i think most of you will agree that the multi-touch tricks in the video above have direct application to graphical editors, right?
No matter how silly you think this idea of mine is, don’t miss the video: it’s real fun.