Monday, April 18, 2011

Fast on screen keyboards?

Watching the video in the post below (iPad/Xoom dogfight), I got a shocker: this guy types almost as fast on a screen keyboard as I do on a good physical one! I didn't think that was possible, how the heck does he do it?
Obviously I can't feel the keys, and I have big hands, so they cover up many of the keys for me to see.
But I have to admit that when I try to use more fingers (like the middle three fingers on each hand), I can do it pretty well, and if I trained a bit with it, perhaps I could get up to good speed, and maybe even get over my frustration of not feeling the keyboard so I never have to bring an external one (I slightly doubt the last part though, I like touch-typing).

3 comments:

TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"...I like touch-typing."

I am same and understand what you mean re: this regard. It would seem that a person would have to watch every tap just to be sure that the correct letter was "typed" and not the neighboring one. Ugh! That would seem to slow a person down, I would think; not my idea of..."progress." :-/

eolake said...

It's not meant to be progress, it's meant to be a compromise. But it seems that for some people it's hardly even a compromise. Did you see how fast he typed?

TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"It's not meant to be progress, it's meant to be a compromise.

Sorry...I was just meaning "progress" of technology, in general. It just doesn't "feel" efficient to me but...I also don't have to use one, on a daily basis, right now. Perhaps, I could get used to it.

"But it seems that for some people it's hardly even a compromise. Did you see how fast he typed?"

I did, yes! He probably does a lot of, um, iChatting! ;-) And...he's quite the "hyper" dude, as well, so...it seems that *everything* is at one speed for him: FAST!