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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Touch typing keyboards
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Wed Apr 12 15:49:02 2006
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The PowerBooks are said to have better keyboard. One of the reasons  
to upgrade from iBook. I like mine on the 12-inch PB very much.

Your problem sounds like stray thumb strikes on the keypad.

Ric Carter

On Apr 12, 2006, at 6:20 PM, Rob McClure wrote:

> Brian,
> 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.
> Regards,
> 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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Replies: Reply from rdcb37 at (Rick Dykstra) ([Leica] Re: Touch typing keyboards)
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