Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mac Keyboards Are a Carpal Tunnel Nightmare

I know, they're super cute, all stylish and sleek but they're also the worst combination of factors for people with tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome: the hand position, lack of depth to the keys, the flat surface with no angle or tilt; the difficulty in typing reminds me of that episode of The Simpsons when Homer is trying to dial the phone and the operator goes, all chirpy, "Your fingers are too fat to use this phone!" and he's like stabbing it with a pencil in his fist. The dialing wand. That's also the episode where he's in a muumuu for most of it, so the phone bit is understandably backburnered.

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