Looking for a secondhand Datahand Pro II
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
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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