Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Color Coded Keys

A little pre-term session today.

Those little color-coded-keyboards? I don't like them.

For one: no little fingerbumps on the "f" and "j" keys.

Secondly, if the idea is that I'm going to look down at the keys, find the right color and the right symbol, click it, then look back up at my screen ... then I'm going to work much much slower than by getting used to thinking in terms of letters and working by touch. I mean, I think "tap j" and -- since I know how to type -- I don't look down.

The other reason: if you moved to a station with a normal keyboard you'd be lost. Maybe you could bring highlighters, and color code it yourself?

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