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overcoming stubby finger syndrome

For those of us with small laptop keyboards, and square, stubby fingers
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I'm afflicted with a rare genetic disease - Stubby finger syndrome. It has been passed down from generation to generation in my family. It was partly responsible for the small (but noticeable) ink blotch on the Constitution of the USA... I have also had my fair share of foul ups (trying to put the corsage on my prom date's dress - leaving a bloody mess, my extra large nostrils - from all the nose picking with my extra large finger tips). Using my laptop at work is just amongst the most recent of problems. I find I have to retype, with extreme care, to avoid "fat fingering" stuff. Putting tiny plastic suction cups, with pointy ends on each of my finger tips should greatly improve my typing abilities, and increase accuracy.
anonymous_coward, Sep 18 2003

try these.. http://www.halfbake...0with_20attachments
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Don't type http://www.fingerworks.com/igesture.html
I got this as response to one of my ideas. Perhaps resolution is good for stubby fingers too. [kbecker, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Big Train http://www.bbc.co.u...rain_66600630.shtml
which featured a fat-handed twat [hazel, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Is that you, Joel B.? This is Justin, from Summer Session at NCSA.
Eugene, Sep 18 2003

       absdoeduottwerely!" Wonfderfu;l idreasd!¬
egbert, Sep 18 2003

       <simpsons phone moment>"We're sorry, your fingers are too fat. Please mash the keypad to continue."
RayfordSteele, Sep 18 2003

       No, it was mash the keypad to order a special dialing wand.
jivetalkinrobot, Sep 19 2003

       This reminds me of a sketch in a UK comedy show (Big Train) where a man was afflicted with enormous hands and everyone took the piss out of him (fat-handed twat!)   

       You had to be there...
hazel, Sep 19 2003

       Has anyone ever called you sausage fingers?
ghillie, Sep 22 2003

       I see it's time for Simpons pedantry. Mr Burns, the dialing wand is the icing on the cake, how could you forget it? And fogfreak, you're one word off. The exact quote is:   

       "The fingers you have used to dial, are too fat. To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm, now."   

       Hehe, sorry. Now that that's sorted out, let us celebrate our agreement with the adding of chocolate to milk.
RoboBust, Sep 23 2003


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