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February 18th, 2004

Keyboards for Applications

Wow. I’ve got to admit that I found this link elsewhere (What Do I Know, to be exact,) but this took me back – a Flash keyboard overlay.

Back in the Olde Days, when keyboards were big and screens were green, I remember a large number of keyboards and keyboard overlays like this. You could get them for just about any software available, including WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3. (Remember that?) To me, this spoke to just how complex that software was. I haven’t worked with Flash in a number of years, but this keyboard’s presence doesn’t exactly surprise me.

Do you think you’d use something like this? Or do you? I think I know at least one Pinger out there using high-end software who could use some keyboard shortcuts right on the keyboard. I’m really glad that I don’t have to type Ctrl- Z- X- 2- 4- 2 just to get a carriage return, though.

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FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday February 18, 2004 -- 10:21:36 am
Man. Everything's going retro these days.

FROM: Alex
DATE: Wednesday February 18, 2004 -- 10:22:55 am
Wow, I too remember the templates that went on top of the function keys at the top. Being in Healthcare IT, yes this type of keyboard would enhance the functionality of the extremely complex software we implement and support. Wish I had invented it!

FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday February 18, 2004 -- 12:40:15 pm
We still have some of those f-key reminder templates at work. Of course, modern keyboards aren't made for them, so folks tape them to their monitors.

I should program my f-keys to do cool stuff. Hmm...

FROM: Douglas Butler
DATE: Wednesday February 18, 2004 -- 7:53:22 pm
Nope. Not this cowboy. I think the thing sounds like technology I DON'T need. By the way this is my first post, though I've been reading the Ping since doing a Kerri-Lee Halkett search on the internet and finding this site in some of her search results. Ping on! I saw Kerri-Lee on Good Day Philadelphia and she took my breath away. If you Pingers are in the Philly area, she's "technology" I highly recommend. Good hump day to y'all.

FROM: aharris
DATE: Friday February 20, 2004 -- 11:57:56 am
Re: What do I know

Awesome, awesome site, Paul. Why am I just finding out about this? ;)

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