[NTLK] Apple Newton Cadillac
wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 4 04:15:08 EST 2012
>One reason is because the cord is usually too short.
Also, the cord/tether becomes twisted very easily. I know that there are
anti-twist cords available for phones; why POS manufacturers don't seem to
incorporate that technology into their styli tethers is, at present, a mystery
to me. Maybe there are some newer POS terminals that do incorporate it and I
just haven't seen them yet.
>Another pet peeve is that those stylii DON'T have a pointed tip; my signatures
>with them don't
>match my legal signature at all.
Robert Stewart's post was instructive because it helped make me aware of
something I had never before considered: that when some people write, they
-really- bear down hard and write with their whole hand rather than just with
their fingers. That probably helps to explain why those styli have such a
The styli typically found on a typical POS terminal (in the US, at least) appear
to be the stylus equivalent of those perfectly awful blunt-tip "safety scissors"
kids use in preschool: adequate, (barely) but frustrating to use if you're
familiar with a better tool for the job. :)
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