Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboards Rock/Suck (the "no good Perl jobs"/"ergo keyboards" myth)

David Cantrell david at
Wed Aug 9 12:16:19 BST 2006

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 10:30:17AM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> I don't buy it either. I don't understand why. But I can move my hands around
> on a piano without looking and still get the intended key. Computer keyboards
> just don't work like that.
> Although it is important that every keyboard instrument has the same key
> pitch, else I get confused.

Counter-example ...

I can move my hand up and down the fingerboard on a cello and always get
the right note.  But the distance I have to move to go (say) a fifth
higher varies with pitch.  Guitarists do the same.

David Cantrell | random organic glop and a metric fuckton of electricity

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