All Thumbs

All thumbs means that you are dexterously clumsy.  So why did the brightest minds of today invent palm held electronic devices that require us to use our most ineffective digits?  I’ve finally gotten the hang of texting on my cell phone with a full-sized, button keyboard, but the keypad screen of my new iTouch is most frustrating.

I’ve been typing with ten fingers for nearly 70% of my life.  You do the algebra and guess my age.  Using only thumbs is prehistoric or at least preschool, but my teenage son can nearly match his ten finger typing speed with his opposing digits while texting.

But those of us whose fingers fly over a keyboard obeying our mental processes without even thinking about the words, thumbing feels like wading through knee-deep mud while dragging an anchor.

Beyond genetic mutation, will some brainiac please come up with a better idea!

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