a new keyboard - discuss and critique

Michal Brzozowski rusolis at poczta.fm
Wed Jun 3 10:16:21 CEST 2009

2009/6/3 Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com>

> On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 17:27:00 +1200 Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com>
> said:
> > apparently, triangular buttons produce less errors.
> >
> > http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/06/02/crocodile_keyboard/
> >
> > i'm not totally convinced, but it would be worth a go, i think
> he's smoking crack. his logic (that more deadspace makes for less
> mis-presses)
> is just wrong. it makes for fewer "presses". you hit the deadspace much
> more
> often and press nothing. if you simply expanded each key to just fill the
> rectangular region it ocupies (which it effectively does as that space is
> unused and dead) hen you get a no less accurate keyboard than what he as,
> but
> somewhere were u are MORE likely to actually hit a key as opposed to hit
> nothing.

What you're saying is logical. But I think the idea is that the dead space
makes you want to hit the keys more accurately. So the smaller key teaches
you how to hit more exactly. I don't know if it's true, but I would rather
first try it out than say it's total bullshit.
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