Having endured a variety of carpal tunnel-like maladies over the years, I try not to make light of the typing-induced discomforts complained about by others. I try, yet sometimes I fail.
Writes an IT professional/regular Buzzblog reader who shall remain anonymous for a reason that will become obvious:
I know you will get a chuckle out of this. Several months ago a user requested an ergonomic keyboard. I had a Microsoft Comfort Curve on the shelf so I gave it to him. He brought me his straight keyboard the next day or so.
I have visited his office often but generally we are discussing something and he's not typing. I observed him type the other day. Two fingers! Not four, just two, a right and left index finger. Why?!? Oh, and he's my boss.
Why? Because when the boss says he needs an ergonomic keyboard, the boss needs an ergonomic keyboard.