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Life Hacks Live: Cory's Notes

Life Hacks Live : Danny O'Brien
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Life Hacks Live

Cory has posted his excellent notes from our talk at ETech today.

Danny: I had a TV show in deep cable called 404 NOT FOUND. We obsessed with the segues, “That was a cold way of chilling your computer and another cold thing is penguins and now Linux” — we used to obsess about these.

The good thing that came out of this was before commercials, my co-presenter Dave Green would turn to the camera and say, “And now, a few short films about capitalism.”

And now a few short presentations about Life Hacks. I’m using a 10 minute timer to ensure that I talk as fast as possible.

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Regarding this bit: OTOH, from O'Reilly:...

Regarding this bit: OTOH, from O'Reilly: "The mouse is the single greatest obstacle standing in the way of becoming one with your keyboard and the dramatically higher productivity levels which the state promises." Keyboards get you into the zone. The mouse breaks your stride (though not if you're a designer). What throws you is the transition -- from keyboard to mouse or vice-versa.

This seems like an appropriate cue to pimp one of the greatest purchases I've made in the past couple of years, the Fingerworks Touchstream. It's a keyboard made of a touch sensitive material that allows it to be used for mousing. On top of that it recognizes an astonishing number of (customizable) gestures so you can cut, paste, open, save, what have you with a flick of the fingers or a twist of the wrist. No more pausing to reach for the mouse again.

Now if they would only bring back their MacNTouch drop-in PowerBook keyboard replacement...




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