Looking for a secondhand Datahand Pro II

Jasper jaspermccrea at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 11:43:54 BST 2009

2009/10/20 Gareth Kirwan <gbjk at thermeon.com>:
> My keyboard usage is very strict, and I've gotten more rigid with
> certain things. The most important of those for me is to try and
> minimise wrist movement, and to avoid using fingers when the wrists are
> turned. One particular offend of this is using the cursor keys with the
> little right finger, just quickly turning the wrist and arm to reach.
> That was a bad habit for a while, and I've switched to enforcing moving
> the whole of the forearm slightly when I need the cursors.
> There are some unavoidables on any type of traditional keybaord, though.
> The backspace key is always hit by my right ring finger, which causes
> extension. If anyone's thinking that I press the backspace key too
> often, then you're right: The number of times I type an expletive in
> email or IRC and then delete it is extraordinary ;o) I've considered
> using joel's approach to RSI, and just not delete the expletives. I also
> try to ensure my forearm to wrist alignment is close to natural when
> typing.

It sounds to me like you just need to stop deviating your wrists and
force yourself to use your arm. A pair of those spiffy bowling glove
things would be just the trick. (There is a good Get Fuzzy strip about
this, but I can't find it)

I've used a natural keyboard for 10 years, and I think they're great.
Microsoft have always made good keyboards and mices.


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