Building A Better Keyboard

WHO SAYS ALL COMPUTER KEYBOARDS HAVE TO LOOK alike? With more and more computer users complaining of wrist and arm injuries, keyboard designers are taking a fresh look at the one component that has hardly changed since the earliest days of computing -- or, for that matter, the earliest days of typewriting 125 years ago. The result is a new crop of alternative keyboards that take the standard flat, rectangular input device and bend, split, fold and twist it almost beyond recognition.

Most new keyboards start with the familiar qwerty key arrangement (named after the first six keys in the top...

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