Are UI developers all left handed?
john.r.moser at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 15:06:28 UTC 2012
On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 2012/08/09 10:37 (GMT-0300) Conscious User composed:
>> So the point only seems mostly relevant in two situations: when the
>> person has just arrived on the computer and when the person was
>> typing. The first case does not seem to be statistically significant.
>> The second is valid, but prioritizing it seems strange since a very
>> common argument against Unity and Shell is "ZOMG YOU ARE
>> FORCING ME TO TYPE AND TYPING IS FOR NERDY GEEKY DORKS
>> AND NORMAL PEOPLE NEVER TYPE ANYTHING, EVER EVER EVER".
> Dolts make that argument. People shop and bank online, and fill out other
> web forms as well. No small number create email rather than just reading it
> or re-forwarding jokes and pr0n forwarded to themselves. Some even use them
> for business and run LibreOffice to create snail mail, manuscripts and other
> things a mouse cannot create, and various other apps to create such mundane
> things as web content.
This is true, most people type, and most people in front of a computer
are dolts. Honestly when was the last time you met an intelligent
person on the Internet? Answer me that question. Uh huh. You ain't
never seen it, 'cause everybody on the Internet is dumb.
Honestly I just find the outward motions easier than the inward
motions. Inward motions seem to put a lot more physical stress on
joints and tendons. Then again, if I rest my arm straight out to the
side and bend my elbow at 90 degrees for a starting position, many
mouse movements are much closer to baseline; any other position
(including the positions used at work and at home--where my
computer is on the floor) seems to create difficulties. So, keyboard
slide-out tray with mouse on the right marginalizes these complaints.
Also for the touch pad guy, those things are FAST going up-right and
down-left! Thumb or index finger on the pad. Middle finger on the
pad. Raise thumb/index finger. Mouse jumps up-right (if you're right
handed). They're not multi-touch and so they register this as a fast,
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