Yet another keypad idea

Giles Jones giles.jones at
Sat Sep 8 14:47:58 CEST 2007

On 8 Sep 2007, at 13:30, OJW wrote:

> Just playing with another idea for text-entry:
> The idea is to be able to type mixed letters / numbers / symbols /
> control-characters without having to look at the screen when  
> typing.  It
> takes a while to pick-up, but should be easy to use once you see  
> how it
> works.
> Only implemented as a javascript demo for now, but imagine it as  
> finger-app
> (perhaps transparently overlaid on an application).  Only tested on  
> firefox,
> sorry!
> Regards,

I can see what you are trying to do, but can you provide any figures  
on text entry speed. The reason I ask it I believe there's no way  
that your method will be any faster than T9.

T9 persists for a good reason, it's fast and proven. Anything new has  
to be faster and easier to use. 

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