Web development Jedi's felt a severe disturbance in the force Friday as the Evil Empire used its Chrome Death Star to attack the input modality system by blasting the planet Pointer Events. In case you did not feel the disturbance let me give you some insight. Friday the Chrome team announced they would not support Pointer Events a web standard that abstracts different user input modalities into a common, simple to utilize browser API. Currently Pointer Events are designed to abstract away classic mouse, modern touch and pen inputs. This means developers do NOT need to write separate code paths to handle each input modality's events.