Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 16:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Minuum keyboard, through its simplicity, improves your touchscreen typing. Existing keyboards leave you barely enough screen to interact with your apps, and you can't enjoy typing on them. Minuum eliminates the visual clutter of archaic mobile keyboards by adapting the keyboard to a single dimension." You have to watch the video. This is yet another example of a strength of more open platforms - like Android - that often gets overlooked: the ability to experiment with core aspects of the operating system. Whenever someone says there are no Android-exclusive applications, they conveniently overlook things like this. No other platform has stuff like this, and I certainly miss this experimentation on my 8X.
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RE[5]: Oooh, yay...
by No it isnt on Tue 19th Mar 2013 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Oooh, yay..."
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Comparing the hotness of peppers is all about comparing the subjective experience (taste). The validity of any objective scale of taste can only be tested through repeated intersubjective verification. The subjective taste is actually the gold standard here. Of course, one also has to eliminate for bias through blind tasting, even though bias arguably is part of the experience.

I've looked at a few scientific studies of keyboard layouts (just the newer ones found with Google Scholar). Two of them found a speed advantage of 4% to Dvorak, which is amazingly small considering the propaganda. The gain hardly makes up for the months needed for retraining.

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