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Keyboard vs. The Mouse

October 20, 2009

Which is faster, the keyboard or the mouse?

Here’s an interesting take on it, from the article referenced below, originally published in Aug 1989:

We’ve done a cool $50 million of R & D on the Apple Human Interface. We discovered, among other things, two pertinent facts:

* Test subjects consistently report that keyboarding is faster than mousing.
* The stopwatch consistently proves mousing is faster than keyboarding.

This contradiction between user-experience and reality apparently forms the basis for many user/developers’ belief that the keyboard is faster.

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