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Elizabeth M
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Re: Cure for repetitive stress?
Elizabeth M   5/6/2013 9:37:30 AM
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Interesting perspective on this, 78RPM. Indeed, there is a lot of time lost not to mention stress on joints and muscles induced by products that don't take into consideration ergonomics!

78RPM
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Re: Cure for repetitive stress?
78RPM   5/3/2013 3:08:34 PM
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Good comment on the ergonomic benefit, Elizabeth. Here's another ergonomic benefit. When my right hand leaves the keyboard to access my mouse, I have to return and make my index finger find the little bump on the J key (I'm a touch typist).  Think of all the lost seconds in my career I have lost by doing this. This device means I never have to lose tactile sense of the keyboard.

Oh, gee, I wonder if it's possible to get a thumb cramp.

78RPM
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Re: Interesting product
78RPM   5/3/2013 3:01:22 PM
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It's a good question, Rob. But I think there is still a use for a mouse in precision editing work, e.g., audio and video and photography. As you can tell from my handle (78RPM) I edit sound recordings of my huge 78RPM record collection going back to 1895.  I also edit photos and drawings at the individual pixel level. For these applications, I need an accurate pointer. I just can't do this on a tablet because my fingertip is too big. Old fashioned I am, but I think the mouse and PC/Mac have some good years in their old age.

Jerry Cogswell

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Interesting product
Cabe Atwell   5/3/2013 2:47:36 PM
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More like an easy way for everyone to cheat. Most kids I know do not seem to be the technical type. It seems every child thinks they will become the next big entertainer or artist.

On the flip side, most engineering grads I know can not find jobs. They are all out of the country.

Sad state of affairs, indeed.

C

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Interesting product
Rob Spiegel   4/29/2013 11:34:23 AM
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Good idea, Cabe. If school were delivered via a smart phone, it would hold the attention of high schoolers and mid schoolers. 

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Interesting product
Cabe Atwell   4/26/2013 4:30:40 PM
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Shouldn't they be busy with homework and studies, not their phone?

Perhaps school should take place entirely on their phones too... good idea... PATENT PENDING!!!

C

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Interesting product
Rob Spiegel   4/24/2013 12:13:13 AM
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I agree, Cabe. I think audio ads would be weak. For one, a good portion of the Facebook audience accesses the site during high school and mid school classes. 

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Interesting product
Cabe Atwell   4/22/2013 5:32:39 PM
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I read that facebook is switching to audio ads for mobile platforms. They will even be interactive.

I would hate that immediately.

C

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Interesting product
Rob Spiegel   4/22/2013 3:52:42 PM
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I agree, Cabe. So far, it seems noboy has come up with a way to tap this market effectively. Where's the Adwords for mobile? I don't see it yet.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Interesting product
Cabe Atwell   4/19/2013 4:30:15 PM
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I have never seen a single mobile ad that got me to say, "hey I need that." The industry should really wake up to reality.

C

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