Miami Beach, FL - Feb. 19, 2005 - by Avi Learner
Okay so it's indulgent - but I have an excuse. I can't sit up or walk to well because of a gout attack, which makes my foot get all swelled up and hurts like hell. I have to put one of those gel ice packs wrapped with an ACE bandage around it directly just to dull the pain and reduce the local heat which is like a radiator.
I have always found the trackball a lot easier to use, and less stressful on my old carpel tunneled hands. The trackball is awkward to someone who has never used one before. Some people cannot ever get used to it or simply refuse to use anything but a "one button Apple Mouse".
Those folks must sympathize with Steve Jobs' comment about mice years ago when the Macintosh was young and the GUI was just starting to take hold on the PC when asked, "Why does your mouse only have one button, instead of two or three like PC mice?"
"You only need one button", he retorted.
I suppose speculation
may arise once again, now that the new PowerBooks
have this dual finger track pad trick, that
Apple will soon release a two button laptop
or start selling a two button optical mouse.
But don't bet on it. (guess
I bet wrong with the wireless Mighty Mouse release)
After all, "You only need one button!" - I can't hardly work at all efficiently without a programmable 2, 3, 4 or more buttons on my mouse or trackball.
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