Re: OT: Keyboards (< computer keyboard advertisement mentions Quenya)
|Date:||Saturday, March 1, 2008, 1:36|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
> > 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.
> Hyperbole. Sailors don't blush, and if they did you couldn't
> tell through the grime and sunburn. :)
That's because they haven't heard me yet.
> 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.
I really didn't choose the phone because it was issued to me by my company. I
prefer the full QWERTY keyboard too, but the traditional Blackberrys are too
bulky (This is slightly bigger than my Razr) so it's a good tradeoff,
especially because I've never been fond of text messaging anyway. It's nice to
know when I get an important e-mail that I have something to read it on, even
if I don't send many replies. Overall I do like the 8130 design but I got a bit
agitated when it ran its memory dump which erased some important messages that
I needed. I'd have preferred a simple warning so I could pick what I wanted to
clean up. Better yet, I wish they had a way to offload that data onto the 2GB
chip I have installed.