Interesting, thinner keyboards could also mean bigger batteries. Batterylife is the only thing I can complain about on my MacBook Air 11-inch.
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- Well but aren't there issues with keyboard sizes and repetitive motion injuries? Thinner keyboards=less travel time=more injury?Feb 24, 2012
- Good point, i have no idea. I use the touchscreen keyboard on my iPad many hours everyday and I feel no pain. I think that could be individual.Feb 24, 2012
- Definitely a very individual thing - and mice seem to be more of an issue than keyboards these days.
But I suspect that texting thumb is going to be a problem.
One thing about battery life - with advances in solar cells, I think a great system with flexible solar arrays on/ as backpacks to juice up our toys while we walk is imminent. You can do it now but it's still a bit slow and expensiveFeb 24, 2012
- It's about how you position your hands and the keyboard. If it's November and you're working on nanowrimo you're definitely going to feel pain after a few days of typing.Feb 24, 2012
- Luckily I don't use a mouse. Haven't done in years, and when OS X Lion where released, the TouchPad was even more natural. Agree on Solar cells.Feb 24, 2012
- Actually I have more trouble with the TouchPad than I do with anything else. I think it has to do with what pre-existing injuries/sensitivities you bring to the situation.
It's clear though that whatever you use, breaks and changes and rests are crucial. I think some sort of breakware should be mandatory on all systems. (Though turn-off-able obviously.) You know, like seat belts.Feb 24, 2012