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Some Relief for Computer Users

January 09, 1994

Regarding Samantha Greenberg and the Computer Injury Network, it is not only employers who contribute to this problem ("Success Puts the Bite on Computer Injury Network" (Dec. 29). Equally at fault are manufacturers who, for example, ignore the fact that a 6-foot-tall man weighing 200 pounds may have a different touch on a computer keyboard than a 5-foot-tall woman who weighs 100 pounds.

This problem happened to me at work recently when my new Macintosh computer came with a keyboard that required a ham-fisted touch. I am a writer who frequently spends eight-hour days on the keyboard under deadline pressures. Within an hour, I was suffering severe pain in my fingers and hands, and neither Macintosh nor any of the other companies I contacted could offer a solution to my problem.

Fortunately, I learned that Key Tronic makes a rubber dome kit for its Macintosh-compatible extended keyboard, which makes it possible to adjust the keyboard touch from two or three ounces to one or two.

I hope this information will be of help to others--and that it will inspire computer manufacturers to provide more user-friendly variation in their products.

JORIAN CLAIR

Los Angeles

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