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Re: [News] New GNU/Linux Sub-notebooks to Cost $149

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____/ Mark Kent on Friday 05 Feb 2010 14:25 : \____

> Lusotec <nomail@xxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Mark Kent wrote:
>>>> Are you able to touch type?  I've found that people who seem to have
>>>> problems with smaller keys are usually either those who cannot
>>>> touch-type, or they are visually or motor-impaired in some way.  I'm
>>>> curious as to whether my model still fits..
>>> I guess it depends on tiny. iPhone keyboard, for example, is a
>>> gimmick/joke.
>> A good keyboard must have keys that give a good physical response, an image
>> on a screen is a poor replacement for a keyboard, at least for me. Also
>> finger prints and smudges on a screen annoy me greatly as does people that
>> need to touch the screen to point something on it.
> I agree, but I can touch type with no problem on my AA1, and could also
> do so on my Psion MX5.  The keys give a good physical response, no
> problem.
> I have an old Sinclair Z100 here somewhere, about the size of an A4
> sheet of paper, it's an amazingly early web-tablet (no, Apple didn't
> think of it first!).  The keyboard is a rubber compression type, but
> again, I can type on it.

I always wonder what it's like to type on these projected keyboards where your fingers
get scanned/captured for input. It's easy to slip between keys without 'feeling'
it. Nexus One (Android) is adding voice dictation now, but it's not real-time.

> So, can you touch type?

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