Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 12:49 UTC
IBM What laptop is the most loved, and maybe the most famous laptop in the world? Which laptop went into space? Which laptop won over 300 design awards? I'm sure many of you will be thinking of something made by Apple, but the truth of the matter is that we're talking about something else: IBM's ThinkPad. You might wonder, where does that name come from?
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Am I the only one?
by judgen on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 13:26 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

Am i the only person in the world that thinks the nipple is an awful idea? I much prefer the trackball and the pad to the little dot and with long term use i think the touchpad is pretty horrendous too. But its good too see options exists for all those that prefer their own pointing preferences.

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RE: Am I the only one?
by joekiser on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 14:02 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

I love the TrackPoint. It allows me to use my computer without ever moving my hands from the keyboard. Touchpads are so inconsistent in their design. On those laptops, I have to type with my wrists arched so I don't accidently "hit" the touchpad which has the bad habit of clicking outside the intended area. I spend 5-6 hours a day at my Thinkpad, disabling the touchpad and only using the pointer makes a ton of difference.

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RE[2]: Am I the only one?
by echo.ranger on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 15:31 in reply to "RE: Am I the only one?"
echo.ranger Member since:
2007-01-17

Agreed. It took me a week or two to really get used to the TrackPoint, but when I did it made a much better pointing tool than the trackpad or trackball.

I wish Netbooks would get a TrackPoint-- their keyboard bezel is small enough that a TrackPoint would beat-out a tiny trackpad any day of the week.

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RE: Am I the only one?
by Laurence on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 14:45 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Am i the only person in the world that thinks the nipple is an awful idea? I much prefer the trackball and the pad to the little dot and with long term use i think the touchpad is pretty horrendous too. But its good too see options exists for all those that prefer their own pointing preferences.

Quite possibly.

I love the "nipple". Trackballs feel like a step backwards to me.

I guess it just shows that everyone has their own preference and their own (perfectly good) reasons for prefering what they do.

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RE: Am I the only one?
by gan17 on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 16:09 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Who wouldn't love fondling a nipple?

Yeah, I'm a ThinkPad lover as well... main reasons are the "nipple", build quality and generally good Linux/BSD support.

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RE: Am I the only one?
by WereCatf on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 16:23 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Am i the only person in the world that thinks the nipple is an awful idea?

Such blasphemy! There's absolutely nothing wrong with nipples! :O

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RE: Am I the only one?
by tomcat on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 18:24 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I actually don't mind the "nipple" or the dot. What I've found in the past is these devices tend to get "stuck" and the mouse cursor tends to drift continuously rather than return to a neutral position and stop when released. Kind of a pain, but I like it a lot better than a trackball or trackpad (which seem to cause carpal-ish pain with prolonged use).

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RE: Am I the only one?
by Bobthearch on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 18:51 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

I don't mind the red button, but I'm not proficient with it. And anything is better than a touch pad - I always tap those accidentally when typing, creating all sorts of interesting but random effects and problems.

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RE: Am I the only one?
by skingers6894 on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 00:55 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
skingers6894 Member since:
2005-08-10

I agree, the nipple (trackpad pointing variety) is bloody awful.

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RE: Am I the only one?
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 04:48 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Am i the only person in the world that thinks the nipple is an awful idea? I much prefer the trackball and the pad to the little dot and with long term use i think the touchpad is pretty horrendous too. But its good too see options exists for all those that prefer their own pointing preferences.


Compared to touchpads, I find that it takes longer to get used to a trackpoint - but that a trackpoint is better for anything that requires precision.

Personally I'll take a decent mouse over either, but I still find trackpoints much more bearable to use than touchpads.

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RE: Am I the only one?
by DrDankenstein on Mon 5th Oct 2009 22:02 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
DrDankenstein Member since:
2009-09-07

Am i the only person in the world that thinks the nipple is an awful idea? I much prefer the trackball and the pad to the little dot and with long term use i think the touchpad is pretty horrendous too. But its good too see options exists for all those that prefer their own pointing preferences.



hey dont knock the nipple, its actually quite useful when the the trackpad decides to go belly up and become DOA.

but i too agree that the nipple sucks, but it works in a pinch


dr. d

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