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Oct. 16th, 2006

Two Things that Amuse Me:

1. Seeing a sign on the way to work this morning that said:
TEACHERS
4
HEIDI
JONES
(There was plenty of space for them to spell out "for." Were they trying to be ironic?)

2. Writing a report for my Numeric Keyboarding Class about carpal tunnel syndrome and going completely against what they want me to write, saying that ergonomic keyboards don't work and typing doesn't cause the disease. (It's idiopathic.) (Or idiot-pathic - I know a few people who like to say they have it just because they think it's a "cool disease")

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dotcomdude
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
hehe that reminds me of when they closed Tsolum School here and they had signs that said "Tsave Tsolum School"... alrighty then.

As for the ergo keyboard, I did actually have tender wrists which cleared up quickly after getting the ergo keyboard (like MS Natural KB). Similarly for the mouse I find that the gel-pad 3m mousepad works wonders and I can totally tell the difference. Nowadays I don't do as much direct coding anymore but I still prefer the comfy angles of the ergo kb :)
rivulet
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
I did all my research at Wikipedia, so I guess there could be a chance that it's incorrect, especially since it didn't site anything as a reference. :) Itt did talk about the Harvard Med report that said that typing didn't make CTS happen, though. I don't even mind if it's not completely true, I just like that I didn't regurgitate what they wanted me to say. Hee.
dotcomdude
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
I guess if it did, there would be a LOT more wrist-disabled folks out there. I bet posture has something to do with it too - I tend to be lazy and rest my wrists while typing, which is alright with the padding, but not if directly on a desk.
And yes, there's nothing worse than a whole stack of papers that all sound identical - it's good to be different :D
rivulet
Oct. 17th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
I rest my wrists all the time too. I kind of have no choice with a laptop, but I was bad at it even before that. Which is strange because I play the piano and it's kind of hard not to float your wrists when you do that.
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