Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Death of a Trackball…

About 9 years ago, I had an unpleasant discovery: I was a prime candidate for ergonomic computing devices. You see, I had been typing for about 4 hours on a standard keyboard... and my right forearm swelled up. It hurt to move, and was basically unuseable. It stayed that way for about two days.

That experience quickly made me a convert for ergonomic devices. Ive used the Microsoft Natural Keyboard, and trackballs ever since. Now picking the keyboard was easy... theres only been one contender up until the past couple of years. Trackballs on the other hand, come in various forms. Most dont work well for me.

By now of course, Im completely hooked on Logitech Trackballs... so Ive decided to try a new model. The Cordless Optical Trackman. It appears to be very similar in functionality and design to my previous model, and since Ive gotten such great returns with my previous purchases, Im sure with a little adjustment... Ill fall in love with the new one too.
Who knew the death of a trackball would become such an important, almost ritualistic event in my life...

Trackball - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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