Re: the IBM keyboard
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On 31/08/15 12:29, David Wright wrote:
>> This is not supported by evidence, e.g.
I'm struggling to see how this reference backs up your assertion.
> The use-case is not word-processing (Word) where both hands are
> expected to be on the keys most of the time. This study prepared
> the hands on the mouse (for the mouse method) in advance
> (penultimate paragraph). This might be sensible if you were dealing
> with Illustrator/CorelDraw etc but not word processing.
I must confess I agree with that statement.
Right tool for the job. A keyboard makes a hopeless instrument for
free-hand placement and manipulation of objects, and a mouse makes a
very frustrating text input device.
If the activity you're performing is predominately a text/data entry
exercise, a keyboard-oriented UI is more useful. If however, the
activity is more graphic oriented, the mouse becomes more appropriate.
Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)
I haven't lost my mind...
...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.
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