[Air-L] have I discovered a new disease?

E.W. elliewix at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 10:57:35 PST 2008

You should try hooking up an external keyboard for those longer sessions.  I
used to get problems with my wrists hurting after a while of typing on my
laptop so I made my own external setup with keyboard, mouse, and monitor and
now I'm much more comfortable during long periods of use.  Plus, I'm on a
white macbook and the hand gunk tends to build up less now.

On Jan 19, 2008 12:46 PM, Barry Wellman <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca> wrote:

> I've been writing more than my share of "papers", etc in the past month.
> On my IBM Thinkpad T42.
> Recently I have noticed that both heels of my outer palms have become
> uncomfortably irritated -- the result I am sure of having them on the
> keyboard's palm rests for 10 hours at a time.
> The solution: I am trying to lift my wrists up so that only my fingers
> touch the keyboard. And I will be taking a break at the Social Network
> conference, this Tuesday thru Sunday.
> But I am wondering if this is a new phenomenon, or others on this list
> have experienced it. I do like Thinkpads for reliability and keyboard
> feel, but I notice that their palm rests are a bit rough.
>  Barry Wellman
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