a new keyboard - discuss and critique

Michal Brzozowski rusolis at poczta.fm
Wed Jun 3 17:10:49 CEST 2009

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

> but u'll hit dead space (nothing) about 50% more often than the actual key
> you
> intended to hit now (as 50% of the area it would have normally used is now
> dead
> space). for a physical kbd it might help as u have better tactile feel as u
> have
> more edge near the finger, but for a touchscreen - all you do is lose 50%
> of he
> area you had before for hitting keys. (admittedly  for mis-types now where
> you
> would have hit another key there is less area to hit too).
> so you lose more keypresses (you lost 50% of the hit area), but you lost
> mis-hit
> area too.
> one way or another - you press, then quickly press next key, but then
> notice
> that the previous key wasn't hit - u still need to backspace and re-enter
> again
> (possibly missing again). you just give up 1 kind of error for another kind

I'm amazed how much you guys can theorize about the idea before actually
trying it.

Is it because of allergy to patents? I bet we could use the general idea if
we wanted to, without violating the patent. Just change the shape of the
keys or something.
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