Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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Keypad
by dpi on Mon 12th Jul 2004 14:32 UTC

"I work on a computer all day and because of my recent back problems, that extra distance you have to reach (to the mouse) past the keypad complicates things. I've taken to using my left hand instead."

Basically, it is very good when you have to type a lot of numbers. For example in the field of dataentry or accounting this is pretty common, and you'd prefer to use the keypad then, because it is simply faster and more RSI-friendly.

On trackballs: how about the "spaceball" variant?