Friday, September 24, 2010

Café again (iPhone, iPad, foldable keyboard)

I went to get a haircut today. I like it very short. Just practical I guess. After I went to a lunch place, a basement restaurant I'd never tried before, and had barely noticed, though they said it's been there for thirty years. Had a pretty good lunch, coffee and chocolate cake, which was very nice, usually they are too heavy.

I've been listening to the audio book version of William Gibson's new book Zero History, and also reading it in the Kindle app on my iPhone. Now I am sitting in a café, writing on the iPhone in the app My Writing Nook (soon to be renamed due to pressure from B&N), and with a ThinkOutside Stowaway keyboard*. I wonder why they make so few foldable keyboards these days, because this one works really well. When it's folded, it's barely larger than an deck of cards**, and yet I can type-touch quite fast on it, even with my large hands. (Really. Pianists squeak with envy when they meet me.) (And ladies with joy. I don't have the heart to tell them that the old saying is bull.)

Only downside is that the app I'm using, Blogpress, tends to not show the text on lower half of the screen. Maybe I'll have to blog from a browser when I do this.

I have such a childish delight that I can blog from a café, and on two devices which fit in shirt pockets.

*These are sold for quite high prices on eBay, I think they are not in production. I have just bought a second one to make sure I have one. But somebody really should jump into this market, particularly with the iPad now being a hit, it's even more obvious for writing on than smaller handheld devices.

**Hmmm... I haven't played cards since I was a kid. Maybe it's closer to two decks of cards, I dunno.  But I'm sure it's about as small as you can make a good keyboard for touch-typing.

3 comments:

taggl said...

I don't have the heart to tell them that the old saying is bull.

No it isn't! A recent survey established beyond all doubt and disputation that men with large hands really do need to buy a large size in gloves.

eolake said...

That would explain why gloves never seem to keep my hands warm.

TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"I don't have the heart to tell them that the old saying is bull."

LOL! FUNNY you! :-D

"I have such a childish delight that I can blog from a café, and on two devices which fit in shirt pockets."

Coolio! A dream come TRUE for you! Fun and Neato! :-)

(better watch out walking around w/ALL that gear! The cops might stop you, someday, watching you digging stuff out (camera; iPhone; iPad; keyboard...Kindle?! lol! ;-) from all those many pockets and figure that you just ripped a place off! ;-)