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Spacebars
I remember once in college a friend and I were amusing ourselves late one night when we were supposed to be studying, and we decided to type emails together. We were both skilled touch-typists. He used his right hand, and I used my left, we sort of came up with the text out loud as we went, and we typed it together. It proved to be very challenging, because ...well actually it was challenging in a number of ways, though fun. But we had spaces everywhere, since both of us kept hitting the spacebar.

I was thinking about my new keyboard and spacing issues, and I got to wondering: what digit do other people use for spacebaring? It is way bigger than any other key on the keyboard, and there is plenty of room for lots of fingers. But what is standard?

Poll #432913 Keyboards and Thumbs

What do you use to press the spacebar on your keyboard

Left thumb
13(23.2%)
Right thumb
31(55.4%)
Other (please specify)
12(21.4%)

Other? (or feel free to comment)

What is your favorite color?

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jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 7th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why the colour question?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 7th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why not?
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 7th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I don't know it just seems kinda off topic you know something that wanders off in a different direction to smell the flowers, like roses lovely red roses like you give to your sweetheart on Valentines Day that evil day that discriminates against lonely single people oh that gets me so depressed I have to go lie down and listen to Doors music while the helicopters circle in my head....
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: February 8th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Violence is the answer. I mean, not the answer, NOT the answer.

At least, that's what I told the cops.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 8th, 2005 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I think violence is the question.
fachless From: fachless Date: February 8th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Technically, it's correct to use either your left or right thumb, which is why the space bar is so large...assuming that you aren't a hunter and pecker.
ellison From: ellison Date: February 8th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I never though about it until you asked, but I use my left thumb (and entered it in on the poll). But I am also left handed. I wonder if being right or left handed makes a difference which thumb or hand people use? Hmm. Fascinating!
From: lindaatzarquon Date: February 8th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a right thumb spacer, and right handed. I think that question should be included in the poll. :-)
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