IT Trends :: Thursday, January 11, 2007

Opinion

That Clicking Sound You Hear May Be the Sound of Someone Thinking

You know that guy on your team who is always online during staff meetings? The one who, at meetings, has his laptop going and is constantly tapping keys? Even when the president is there?

Maybe he’s just taking good notes? But, aha! There is that little “click” every time he hits the CTRL button. He’s clearly sending e-mail or browsing the Web. So annoying!

What do you say we get rid of that clicking sound? Not by stopping that guy, but by producing (or modifying) laptops so that the CTRL button doesn’t make a sound. It doesn’t have to, you know. The designers just think we like (or need) to hear it....

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