Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/12

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Touch typing keyboards
From: rmcclure2 at (Rob McClure)
Date: Wed Apr 12 15:20:33 2006
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You must be on an Apple desktop because the keyboard of my iBook G is 
the worst I have ever used.  When I try to type fast (or slow for that 
matter), the curser bounces all over the place landing in odd places 
elsewhere in the text.  I love the rest of the machine too much to part 
with it.


Rob McClure
On Apr 11, 2006, at 11:14 PM, Brian Reid wrote:

> I can type 120 to 140 words per minute in a proper chair with a good 
> keyboard.
> When I worked at  Digital Equipment Corporation in the 1990s I had 
> their keyboard people hand-make me a custom keyboard to my 
> specifications. I like to believe I know something about keyboards.
> IBM keyboards are very good, but the very best keyboards ever made 
> were made by Facit, in Sweden, for their electric typewriters. In the 
> early days of interactive computing, Facit would sell you a typewriter 
> that had been reconfigured to work like a teletype. There were binary 
> codes drilled in the keys, and as each swung towards the paper, a 
> photocell noted the sequence of holes and transmitted the appropriate 
> character. I used to be able to do 150 words per minute on a Facit.
> These days I use the standard Apple keyboard, which isn't bad.
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