While being productive one late evening, I happened upon a video on the even more productive youtube. It was a baby trying to use a book as a touchscreen. It’s quite adorable, the frustrated baby has got his finger on the book and he’s attempting to use it, sliding his finger around and pressing imaginary buttons that refuse to respond.
Now babies aren’t ones trying to press buttons on things that aren’t actually pressable. A couple of friends and I were filling out forms. As it turns out, these forms are filled out electronically. We all made our way to the computers and started pressing the screen to fill out the forms. It took one of us geniuses to notice the keyboard below. Trying to unsmudge the screen, we all sheepishly filled out our forms, intent on pretending that we knew all along it wasn’t a touchscreen.
Now I AM going somewhere with these seemingly random tales . As technology advances, more things are being made with touch screens due to the fact that they are simpler to use. This also means that if you have a device with a touch screen, such as a Blackberry, iPad, or any touchscreen cell phone, if the screen is damaged, the entire device is compromised until the screen is repaired. If that indeed was the cataclysmic case, you would need to get a replacement digitizer for your device. Now, luckily, it’s NOT the end of the world (Because those are probably the first words going through your head as you come to this realization) and you can DIY! All you need is a replacement digitizer, replacement tool kit, a directional DIY youtube video and Voila! You’re good to go .