Crosstown Traffic: KB6NU Blog – Are knobs and buttons on the way out?

My friend Dan KB6NU has an interesting post on his blog about the evolving HMI (human-machine interface) between man (or woman) and radio:

In a recent column on EETimes, an old colleague of mine, Martin Rowe, says, “Knobs and buttons are slowly on their way out. Get used to it.” He’s referring to the controls on oscilloscopes, but if he were a ham, he might just as well be talking about amateur radio transceivers, too.

We already see this happening in amateur radio. FlexRadio, and a couple of other companies, already make transceivers with no front panel controls. You must use them in conjunction with a computer to use them.

KB6NU Blog: Are knobs and buttons toast?

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