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Why the idea of control over audio-content in mobile computers is innovative

From: Zablotsky Vladimir <vvzabl@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:33:33 +0400
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To: public-audio <public-audio@w3.org>
The main goal - is to simplify human-computer interaction, bringing it to
the level of inter-human communication. This would signify abandoning the
approach of turning the user into computer-like creature in favour of
making the computer more human-like.
At the end of the eighties a similar breakthrough occurred due to the
emergence of a new concept of “user interface”, the most common of which
was Microsoft Windows. Through this GUI, millions of users without special
training could start using computers, as they began to perceive the
computer not as a machine, understanding only special, machine
instructions, but as a normal desktop with a number of instruments needed
to perform usual human tasks. To date, the development of computers has
been moving towards miniaturization, providing mobility and access to the
Internet over wireless networks. The main idea is to provide a user with
the ability to obtain necessary information at any place and at any time.
But the attachment to the visual interface (GUI shells) greatly complicates
the human-computer interaction due to the mobile computers’ screen
limitations and the need to completely switch all the user's attention to
the process of controlling the device. The emergence of a new audio
interface will greatly simplify the management of mobile computers, allow
the user to do other tasks simultaneously and greatly accelerate the
process of providing the person with the information he or she needs. This
audio interface must be included in the operating system  of primarily the
mobile devices such as PDA, smart phones, and others. For this end, the
standards for audio interface must be developed to facilitate its use by
other programs and applications.
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