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Re: [LUG] Indian version of Palm running embedded Linux
On Tuesday 13 April 2004 10:25, Brough, Tom wrote:
Most products in the palmtop category are designed to be information
providers rather than high volume data recorders. Years ago there was a
device that was portable that had six buttons spaced for the fingers (two
under the thumb one being a toggled caps lock). It was modelled on the
court recorder devices used in trials. Although there is a learning curve
in getting proficient and fast with the input, it was possible to use it
(in skilled hands) to record dictation in real time, alas the idea never
caught on and designers turned to using stylus type devices instead.
"Chording " keyboard
The Agenda. Remains popular with those Journos who have a surviving one, I'm
A firm in Barnstaple makes a keyboard that uses the same principle, and I
think the same keymappings, to sit on a desk in front of a standard PC.
I have suggested to a few people that they might look at them if they get
carpal tunnel symptoms. Thus far each comapny involved has done a swift
boggle along the lines of "that isn't a Microsoft keyboard for a Microsoft
PC", but I have hopes...
Adrian Midgley (Linux desktop)
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