NEC ProSpeed 386

Fred Cisin cisin at
Tue May 31 19:39:16 CDT 2016

>> I had a problem with touch-typing.  My little finger wasn't strong
>> enough to casually lift the entire mechanism.  So, for a capital
>> 'F', instead of a little finger and the key, it was my whole right
>> hand on the right shift while I pressed that key.
On Tue, 31 May 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Fred, I take it that you don't play piano!

I did, a little.  Also, baritone, flute, and tuba, until they realized 
that I wasn't exaggerating about how bad my hearing is.
(my sister plays French Horn and alphorn, with occasional other brass, 
such as baritone, and a left-handed flugle-horn)
but a piano key, an octave away, was not the same amount of force that it 
took on the manual Royal to get upper case - the entire mechanism had to 
be lifted.
By the time that my little finger muscles built up, I was solidly in the 
habit of using my other hand.  And then it felt strange to have shift keys 
that only took the same force as a regular key.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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