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TJ McDermott
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Re: Software silos don't help
TJ McDermott   6/22/2012 12:09:38 AM
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Jerry, you said:

A really good designer/engineer makes things more simple, not more complicated.

Apple Computer's first mouse offering was as simple as could be - just one button to click.  This didn't really meet the needs or desires of users; mice today have at least two, plus a scroll wheel.

Apple is very good at breaking ground with simple and elegant products, but to my view they always seem a bit too simple; the most popular products in the class have just a few more features.  I-Phones pave the way, but popular phones have a few more basic navigation buttons.

 

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Sticky keys
jbaker   6/23/2012 9:38:45 PM
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"The previous keyboard had very sticky keys, which if you're a person who types like a mad dog for a living, can be highly irritating, introducing unnecessary typos and reducing speed."

It sounds like you may want to look into investing in a mechanical switch keyboard -- they generally run about $100. This guide has about as much information as you could ever need on the subject. I code on an old buckling spring IBM Model M and I could never go back to a rubber dome. I don't know if you could find a wireless model though, as many of them are marketed as "gaming" keyboards.

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