Re: Requesting a trackball recomendation
On Sun, 2001-12-09 at 15:56, Christopher S. Swingley wrote:
> > I'm curious,
> > What is a trackball good for?
> > why would I want one over a normal mouse?
> I find them a lot more comfortable to use all day long because you
> don't wind up moving your arm and wrist around on the table like
> you do with a mouse. Your hand stays stationary on the trackball
> and your fingers do the moving. Much better than a mouse if you
> are starting to show signs of carpal tunnel syndrome (sore wrist,
> numbness in the fingers, etc.).
Trackballs also have a magical property: it is dead simple to click the
button without moving the pointer. If you observe mouse users, the most
common error is moving the pointer while clicking the button. The
result is either clicking the wrong thing or unintentionally dragging.
If you ever try to teach someone to use a computer from scratch, you
will instantly understand the value of a trackball.
My preferred mouse, the Kensington Expert Mouse, has stainless steel
roller skate bearings and a 55mm ball. I've never had to clean or
repair it since 1995 when I bought it.