Evolution of the Apple Mouse
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Sep 29 12:44:01 CDT 2010
> > Unlike a custom silicon device. OK, I am
> > strange, but I nearly always favour the simple solution.
> Sure, but this is a mass-market device that will never be
> "collectible" in any sense. The choice is between a cheap device that
True. You have to realise, though, that even for stuff I am going to use,
I prefer things I can repair. I know this is odd, but I would rather have
something that needs minor repairs every couple of years (like replacing
microswitches) but if I do that can carru on running for many years than
something that runs fine for 5 years and then fails in a way that I can't
> will last maybe a year or two and give limited functionality, or a more
> expensive device that will last more likely a decade or more (I have
> several decade-old expensive Apple optical mice) and give enhanced
And how many of those used capacitive sensors in place of switches?
> "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap tools." ;) *poke*
Indeed not. But equally, I want to be sure that when I buy the expensive
tool I am actually paying the money for what I want. And not, say,
gimmicks that do noting for the useability or reliavility of the tool.
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