Re: OT: Keyboards (< computer keyboard advertisement mentions Quenya)
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 29, 2008, 23:10|
Hyperbole. Sailors don't blush, and if they did you couldn't tell
through the grime and sunburn. :)
I didn't realize the Pearl had the abbreviated keyboard. I much
prefer the full qwerty, even though the keys are necessarily rather
small. My thumb easily covers four of them; nevertheless I have
gotten quite good at typing on it.
On 2/29/08, email@example.com <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> > [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
> > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 2:05 PM, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> > > My biggest complaint about the Pearl's input is the
> > predictive typing.
> > Huh? I've had several RIM devices, pre-Blackberry and
> > Blackberry, and none of them have had predictive typing.
> > AutoText, yes, but that's "post-dictive" and only an
> > occasional minor annoyance, like when I type "IM" (short for
> > "instant message") and it dutifully "corrects" it to "I'm".
> The Pearl doesn't have a full keyboard. The keys are doubled up so Q & W
> share one button. I like the multitap better because I know what's coming
> out without having to correct the mistakes that come from misinterpretations
> of the predictive system. In fact, I wish all software makers would turn
> off any type of predictive or corrective features by default. My
> experiences with them have not been good, usually leading me to shout
> numerous obscenities that could make even a sailor blush.
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>