Friday, October 26, 2007
Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my keyboard has started to fail me and I misspell a few words when typing (I use a ThinkPad X60s
for my daily computing). This wouldn't be a problem, as when coding the compiler catches any mistakes I make; however, when typing emails some words are correctly spelled (the spell checker doesn't complain), but the context becomes entirely different from what I want it to mean--now, this is a problem.
For some reason, some keys are not "imprinted" on the screen when I press them, and so I have sent emails with the introduction "Hell there," when in fact it should read "Hello
I may have to mess around with the sensitivity settings, or check my typing speed. I may have become too fast a typer and my key strokes are getting stuck, which is ironic because this is the reason we use QWERTY keyboards
--the QWERTY keyboard style is more of an anachronism in the world of virtual keyboards