a new keyboard - discuss and critique

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Thu Jun 11 17:14:51 CEST 2009

Robin Paulson wrote:
> 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
> now, is it possible to coerce raster's keyboard into using anything
> other than square keys?
Not sure if that is needed. The patented triangular keyboard reduces 
mis-typing by having unresponsive areas around each key. The same can be 
achieved by having unresponsive area around rectangular keys too.
Easily done by making said rectangular keys smaller, without moving them 
closer together.

Of course, the keys are already very small, so this is problematic. They 
could get harder to hit. But triangles have the same problem, although 
they may look cooler to some.

Helge Hafting

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