> "McDermott, Alastair" said:
> > > John P. Looney (Kate) wrote:
> > >
> > > Blame it on my RSI (now having to take three days off a week
> > > from typing due to intense pain).
> > I have wrist-pads for both keyboard and mousepad but still
> get those twinges
> > of pain far more often than I'd like. Maybe it's because I
> don't type
> > correctly?
>> Yep, wrist-pads unfortunately don't help at all.
>> The "correct" way to type is by hovering your hands over the
> kbd, without
> resting your palms/wrists/elbows/any arm bits at all. Very
> difficult to
> break that habit though -- I always find myself resting on
> something :(
Very true. I was taught to touch type at school and I frequently got
screamed at for resting my hands on the base of the kbd so the habit was
driven out of me pretty early. I think also that typing 'in ones own way'
might bring it on also as you're having to move too much to get at certain
keys. I find myself that the 'correct' way of hovering your fingers ove
the home keys and reaching for the other keys isn't too bad. Obviously you
can't really use this too often in programming where its not just pure
typing thats involved. I still use the method though as much as I can.
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