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Double-sided hand-held touchtype keyboard for Mini-Notebook PC
The idea is to place as many of the keys (which we normally press without looking at them) to the backside (bottom) of computer. It would minimize the computer and still make it convenient for touchtyping. (see picture)
Picture illustrating the origination of the idea... [Inyuki, Mar 15 2005, last modified Nov 28 2011]
(?) Old picture: Hankeyboard
(that of 2003-01-18) [Inyuki, Mar 16 2005]
(?) Mr. Hankey
I thought this idea was going to be about.... [wagster, Mar 16 2005]
Slashdot: Touch-based Handhelds Turned Inside Out
(Eventually the idea seems to be comming to realization, being baked by Mitsubishi and Microsoft) [Inyuki, Oct 15 2007]
RearType: Text Entry Using Keys on the Back of a Device
Experimenting begins in 2010 [Inyuki, Jan 06 2012]
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||Why not. Current keyboards are boring.
||And it's not about boredom! This was about solving the problem of as how to minimize computer's desing and make it easier use mIRC (IRC chat client) in busses, trolleybusses, cars, trains etc. actually. Sorry for not telling that before.
||somehow I thought you're suggesting an accordion keyboard for computers -- I think I've seen that in an ergonomics pieces somewhere
||Yea, keys of an accordion are more on its back side. So, it's something similar.
||This is a great idea. Eventually the keyboard and screen
could be merged so that the fingers were manipulating
the back side of the screen and the screen was
responding so that the eyes could directly get that input.
Although people would spend a lot of time with both
hands manipulating their eyeballs.
||JesusHChrist, you mean controlling the mouse pointer with the touch of the back of the screen? Yet, it would require frequent repositioning of the hands.
||If we make mouse-keys (that is, keys that are like sensitive screen), then the mouse pointer would be jumping all over the screen while typing... I don't know the best solution for mouse yet.