We are in a transformative time. Old paradigms a breaking down to be replaced with new usage models and interface enhancements. Touchscreens show how the mouse might be effectively retired in the future and last week Microsoft showed, with the launch of Kinect
, just how the venerable game controller and TV remote just might become obsolete in the near future as well. The game controller is a true anachronism. Today's models are the direct evolutionary decendents of the original NES controller from decades past. I'd even argue they might even be the decendents of the Intellivison controller. Sure, we've added more buttons, control sticks and triggers but the core functions have remained unchanged (right down to the fact that most controllers favor left handed players) an anachronism that continues to this day.