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What are some technological items or products you use but at one time you never thought you would ever use them? Touch-screen is mine.

 

  Yes, decades ago when touch-screen technology was new, I thought it was wasn’t for me because the first few times I tried to use on-screen keyboards, fat-fingering syndrome took over. I would clumsily hit several surrounding letters or numbers instead of just the one I wanted. it made me think that it was really made for people who have small, dainty fingertips, and meh, besides, it was probably just a passing fancy, a fad, and even though it wouldn’t last very long, I didn’t need it anyway. I could just put down the electronics and instead pick up a piece of 8.5x11 paper, put it in the Smith-Corona typewriter and hack away at the physical keys to my heart’s content.

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Posted - September 12

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  • 16659
    PC.  I had one at work but didn't see a reason to have one at home. 
      September 13, 2022 2:21 PM MDT
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  • 851
    I resisted for a long time, but then I gave in.
      September 14, 2022 7:02 PM MDT
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  • 49
    A binary trigger.
      September 14, 2022 12:58 AM MDT
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  • 851
    That sounds painful.
      September 14, 2022 7:01 PM MDT
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  • 49
    Not at all. Do you know what a binary trigger is?
      September 17, 2022 12:50 AM MDT
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  • 851
    No clue.  I've only heard the term "non-binary" in connection with gender.
      September 17, 2022 9:40 AM MDT
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  • 49
    It's a trigger that doubles the firing rate of a semi-auto gun. 








      September 19, 2022 2:59 AM MDT
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  • 851
    Thanks.
      September 19, 2022 6:07 AM MDT
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  • 49
    You're welcome.
      September 19, 2022 6:49 PM MDT
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