[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: suggestion for next Nokia tablet

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Tue Feb 13 20:54:00 EET 2007
Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Stylus, yeah. The previous points were about moving the buttons to a
> different side, which wouldn't really help anyway.

Buttons on the left are fine if the screen can be rotated, but of course screen rotation isn't supported. However once the screen is rotated the top buttons become less accessible as they are now on the bottom, but this may still be OK.

Without screen rotation the device needs buttons on the right to accommodate lefties - which is easier to implement, more buttons or screen rotation? :)

I originally raised the subject of left handed-ness when proposing the position for a scroll wheel in one of the top shoulders - for a rightie, this would be ideal in the left shoulder to allow one handed scrolling. Of course for a leftie this is a terrible location once the device is rotated 180 degrees... you'd need a second scroll wheel in the bottom left corner of the device too! :)

Maybe there is no solution, but such obvious right-handed bias annoys me - and I'm a right hander (thankfully!) In the UK and Europe there are all sorts of laws that prevent discrimination based on disability, sex, colour, age... why is such obvious discrimination against left handers in society tolerated?

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