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I hope that monitor isn't standing straight up and down
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, July 18 2012 @ 03:19 PM EDT

Talk about destroying your wrists while you type!

RAS

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Microsoft invents iPad keyboard ---- Patent to follow.
Authored by: complex_number on Wednesday, July 18 2012 @ 04:55 PM EDT
To quote

This is the same straightforward line of thinking that allowed designers to get rid of both the start button and ...

That has to be just about the worst decision that Microsoft has ever made. I fully expect that it will come back to haunt them.

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Ubuntu & 'apt-get' are not the answer to Life, The Universe & Everything which is of course, "42" or is it 1.618?

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Microsoft invents iPad keyboard ---- Patent to follow.
Authored by: dio gratia on Wednesday, July 18 2012 @ 07:17 PM EDT
They should have done comparison tests for people learning to use a screen
keyboard on an iPad to see which one is easier to inculcate your users on. Of
course they may have tried that and not liked the results without adding a bias
in like setting the keyboard slope to something unwieldy.

Key pitch and segmenting is an ISO standard (ISO/IEC 15412, Information
technology Portable computer keyboard layouts, see Clause 6, Physical
Requirements, which refers you to ISO 9241-4 Clause 6, which also refers you to
ISO/IEC 9995 for layout, which has things about key pitch, keyboard slope and
adjustements, key rests,...). Vary from that and you are requiring your users
to train themselves on what you have.

That they can isn't due to Microsoft's genius, rather to the adaptability of our
species as a whole. There's every reason to assume Apple went through the same
effort to produce their on screen keyboard.

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Are they MAD!!!!
Authored by: Ian Al on Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 03:25 AM EDT
How could they leave out the '$' key?

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Ian Al
Software Patents: It's the disclosed functions in the patent, stupid!

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