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LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: When Musophobia is a Way of Life

Mar 27, 2001, 13:28 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"...Critics of the mouse device are quick to point out the time that's wasted in picking up your hand, moving the hand to the mouse, moving the mouse across the mouse pad, clicking something, and then moving your hand back to the keyboard to start typing again."

"Like sheep, these critics say, mouse users are content to go about their daily computer lives doing nothing but repeating this useless repetitive motion over and over again. Sure, like we want to keep hitting the backspace key until it's worn down to a nub."

"Still, I'd like to think there is some merit to this position. As a writer, I have fallen victim to the perils of repetitive motion stress. I have a natural keyboard (not made by Microsoft, thanks very much) that I must use to type anything over a few pages. If not, my wrists really start to ache, I get cranky, and then next thing you know there's flamebait out there for everyone to warm their collective rear-ends on."

"So if there is something to this no-mouse argument, I am perfectly willing to give it a go."

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