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Thread: Microsoft admits natural keyboards unnatural

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    A MAN FROM MICROSOFT told an audience of 400 system integrators today that despite extensive research that resulted in the Natural Keyboard, it has now realized that actually its rather an unnatural design.

    The split keyboard approach was heralded with a blaze of publicity when it was launched in the 1990s. It would aid your typing, it would reduce the incidence of repetitive strain injury, and in short it was bloody ergonomic, Microsoft said then, without using the bloody word, of course.

    We reviewed this keyboard for a magazine we were editing at the time, and reproduced the entire article the way it was coming out compared to a flat keyboard.

    But the Microsoft hardware executive, Marco C. Chillon from the EMEA home and entertainment division, said this morning that after more years of research, the firm had realized that the Natural Keyboard involved people learning how to re-type. So instead it has designed a new wireless keyboard with only a six degree angle between the two sets of keys from the home keys.

    Sheesh. All that wasted effort! Touch typists would have little problem with Natural Keyboards, but were a touch typist and it gave us a heck of a problem. At the time.
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    I always hated those split keyboards. Could never type on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    I always hated those split keyboards. Could never type on them.
    I know just what you mean. It's almost like having 2 separate hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    I know just what you mean. It's almost like having 2 separate hands.
    ya exactly.
    I like the have both hands transfer around a lot all over the keyboard.

    People think it's weird but im a fast typer so who cares.

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    i have a microsoft natural keyboard pro. i don't find it difficult. it actually helped my slight artheritis on my hand cuz i type so fast. i wouldn't say it's a bad product. been using it for over 3 years now

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    I like natural keyboards much better than normal keyboards, it would suck if they stopped making them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardcoreGamer
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    where did u get toilet paper from???

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    are those natural keyboard good for gaming?
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    You people can type?

    Sheesh...now I feel really stupid.

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