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What if the Constitution had been typed, not hand written?
Keyboards are an invention that changed humankind
MISS Information needs to counter
FOR EDUCATORS AND KIDS*:
TO STAY SHARP AND WELL INFORMED:
- NOTICE how Miss Information sharpens BRAIN-BODY communications!
Do brains respond differently to digitally-related movements used to type on computer keyboards vs. cell phone keyboards in an obsessive-compulsive digit-all age?
*Miss Information looks forward to keeping viewers posted on the evolution of this communication tool and its implications for ‘free speech’, the 1st Amendment, and humanity’s linguistic well-being.
- EXERCISE YOUR FINE-MOTOR-MUSCLES
- Fine Motor 101 – http://www.school-ot.com/FIne%20motor%20101.html
- Mary Benbow, MS, OTR and Charlotte Exner, PhD, OTR
- PRACTICE EXERCISING ALPHABETNESS’S FULL BODY ABCs!!
CONCERNS: We just may find out the block to Global Peace is a keyboard and humanity’s typing fingertips.
- Computerized1 keyboard users’ repetitive fine-motor typing movements become myelinated and remyelinated by the layout of each keyboard’s letters and symbols. Most users are not aware that repetitive typing on digital keyboards may alter synaptic thresholds.
- Computerized keyboards are a typing tool that relies on users’ fingertip/wrist2 movements.
- Such repetitive, fine-motor associations generate patterns. Most humans do not speak or think at the algorithmic speeds of 0s and 1s processed by high speed computerized machines.
- Do any two typists think or dream the same? Users may process feelings, smells3, and knowledge differently depending on current digital keyboard savvy.
1 Computerized – adjective
adjective: computerized; adjective: computerized; (of a system, device, etc.) adapted so as to be operated by computer “the advantages of computerized accounting” of information converted to a form that is stored or processed by computer. Synonyms: automated, digital, cybernated, and programmed.
2 Wrist Research:
The effect of wrist posture on extrinsic finger muscle activity during single joint movements (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-65167-x.pdf)
Facebook shows off how you’ll use its neural wristbands with AR glasses (https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/18/22338008/facebook-reality-labs-emg-wristbands-ctrl-labs-ar-interface-demo)
Note: video shows off wristbands that use electromyography (EMG) to translate subtle neural signals into actions — like typing, swiping, or playing games like an archery simulator
3 Smells: Nose Dive, A Field Guide to the World’s of Smells, by H. McGee
Impact on children is a ‘key’ concern.
Remote keyboard technology may require a specific form of liability insurance coverage.
THE MISINFORMATION ABOUT
THE WUBI EFFECT: CHINESE KEYBOARD VS THE QWERTY
When we think of China today, we think of a technological superpower. From Huawei and 5G to TikTok and viral social media, China is stride for stride with the United States in the world of computing. However, China’s technological renaissance almost didn’t happen. And for one very basic reason: The Chinese language, with its 70,000 plus characters, couldn’t fit on a keyboard.
Tom Hanks surprises Massachusetts company with autographed typewriter
Hearst Television/April 6, 2023
A Massachusetts company is sharing the story of a wonderful surprise it received from one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
My Keyboard is Acting Quirky (not Qwerty) Today!
Using AI to Create the Perfect Keyboard
The logic of the qwerty layout was based on letter usage in English rather than letter position in the alphabet.