Nowadays, using a computer without a mouse or a touchpad is unthinkable, but computing in the early 1980s was another story. Hence our excitement over the debut of voice commands, mice, tablets, light pens, and touch-sensitive monitor screens. Aside from the mouse, which let people position the cursor three times faster than they could move an arrow key, we strongly vouched for the graphics tablet and the light pen. The tablets turned your computer intro an "electronic doodling pad," and often came with piano keyboards, colors, and shapes in the form of film overlays. We recommended the KoalaPad, an inexpensive touch tablet that could recognize both your finger and a blunt stylus. As far as light pens go, we recommended the Gibson Light Pen and Tech Sketch, which let you draw complex shapes onto the display. And while (admittedly low-resolutions) touch screens and voice commands were more obscure, they gave a glimpse into our inevitable reliance on alternate input device.