[CrackMonkey] How to ruin the best pointing device ever
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Mon Mar 20 22:45:18 PST 2000
On Mon, 20 Mar 2000 23:26:53 -0700 (MST)
Miles Nordin <carton at Ivy.NET> wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> Ignore the Windows logo. http://www.mousetrak.com/evolutio.htm
> ^^^^^^^^.^^^ pfeh.
> don't those thin 9x6 Wacom tablets work with XFree86?
Yep. They still make excellent trackballs.
> those things are cool. They have wireless pressure-sensitive pens
> that don't use batteries.
I have a CAD background and am just not happy with small graphics
tablets, mostly due to the lack of 1:1 mapping with the screen and
positional menus. Gimme something 3 feel long by a couple feet wide
with at least a 4 button puck, preferably an 8 button puck, and I
really fly. The 1:1 mapping with the screen can take a little
getting used to in the beginning for people coming from a
mouse/trackball background, but once you adapt to it, and you learn
positional menus, you'll never willingly go back.
Quite simply, there is no faster pointing device and command
selection input mechanism than a well configured graphics tablet.
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