[FoRK] GQOTD: Any Morse keys set up as computer keyboards?

Russell Turpin deafbox at hotmail.com
Wed May 25 11:50:31 PDT 2005

Are there any Morse keys set up to act as
a keyboard for a computer? I'm imagining
a key with USB connector, that to the
computer looks just like a keyboard. I can
imagine several advantages.

* Compactness. As form factors are pushed
down, the screen and the keyboard are
the two sticking points. Eventually, screens
will roll. There are rolling keyboards, but
this would be an alternative.

* Ambidexterity. Easy to use by people
who lack a hand or some fingers.

* Easier on the hands and fingers.

* Geek quotient.

Of course, the big problem is special
characters. I don't know that Morse has
a way to do "ctrl-alt-delete." But there
would be some reasonable mappings, and
you don't use special characters all that

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