why the fuck do touch buttons exist outside of touchscreens

like thanks for these very sexy uber modern headphones, i love lightly brushing them with my finger tips and powering them off

what a sleek tv design. i heartily enjoy fumbling around in low light for the power button because having a mechanical or just like even visable button didn't fit your

touch buttons work if the whole fucking thing with the button moves around if it's a stationary part of a machine what the fuck are you doing

@BestGirlGrace @myconidiosyncrasy Credit to my VCL TV that it at least has a rim around the button. And lets you press the button multiple times to change input instead of toggling the power

@rockario Intrusive thought: "Oh, is that what they did after they shut down the art site?"

caps, I forgot that name 


@myconidiosyncrasy Yeah I've just moved to a new house and I've benefited so much from tactile dots, little stick-on dots meant to help blind people identify and locate stuff around the house. The dryer has touch buttons, the oven hood has touch buttons, so many weird things that have no business having touch buttons have them now.

I mean, I don't want everyone to be dragged down to my level where even sighted people would benefit from the tactile dots. But, anyone can buy them!

@myconidiosyncrasy haha my old apartment had a super modern stove with touch buttons and it was the absolute worst thing of all time, I hated it

@myconidiosyncrasy hell yeah love my distraction box also doubling as a fidget toy

@myconidiosyncrasy Honestly, I figure it's because so many factories are making so many touch screens that they're uber cheap now

@rockario @myconidiosyncrasy also it is trivial to make a touch button sealed against the environment.

@agmlego @rockario ah yes, so glad that my television, which i keep outside in the rain, is being properly sealed against the environments u_u

@myconidiosyncrasy @rockario well, yeah. I meant in like the examples of laundry machines and ranges. And with the proliferation of cases like that, not surprising that other things are using them too, especially with the effectively-zero BOM cost.

Not that I like them much either.

@agmlego @myconidiosyncrasy I can appreciate uses for enclosed buttons like that, but I still yearn for tactile separation between buttons and being able to touch a control without activating it

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