[via Slashdot] yet another alternative text input subject : Five finger keyboards

Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at comcast.net
Wed Jul 25 03:38:12 CEST 2007

Giles Jones writes:
>Florent THIERY <fthiery at gmail.com> wrote :
>> Interesting blog post when you consider the custom cases possibility:
>> http://trevors-trinkets.blogspot.com/2007/07/five-finger-keyboards.html
>Always better sticking with the convention 0-9 abc def type keyboard. Anything unconventional will split people 50:50, half will love it (mostly geeks), half won't.
>Besides, typing numbers by holding down multiple keys just seems silly.
>KISS = Keep it simple stupid.
>I'd much sooner see OLED buttons where the text can change to suit the task.

There's a *lot* of prior art in chord keyboards (as they're normally
called), and they work really well in a lot of environments.  I
suspect I might like five nicely-spaced buttons so I could do
one-handed typing on the phone.

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