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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Airboarding  
  Typing in thin air to input characters into a computer.  

Barnaby shakes her head, then pushes a stray lock behind her ear. You notice that she's got very fine, fly-away hair. "One moment." She flexes her hands, airboarding - there are subdermal chips in each of her finger joints, she can probably type two hundred words per minute without RSI. It's an office world input method, not a gamer interface, but... "Let's see. You're a senior developer..."
From Halting State, by Charles Stross.
Published by Ace in 2007
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Input methods vary; see also the handwriter from John Varley's Steel Beach. Note also this real-life virtual piano keyboard.

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