Trek Keyboards

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by secretreeve, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Mytran

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  2. Robert Comsol

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    ^^ I see, he was signalling the female bridge officer to change the picture but I can't help the feeling she should be visible in this screencap.

    It would appear to be some kind of misunderstanding, that inspired Gary Mitchell's similar action in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" - probably nobody told the director of the second pilot how to correctly interpret Spock's gesture in "The Cage".

    After that they fixed it - unfortunately...

    Bob
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    For what it's worth, QWERTY lives on in the alternate reality!
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  4. B.J.

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    Unfortunately, they split the keys in the wrong place!
     
  5. Johnny

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    I think for a specific set of commands, such as showing a list of local starbases; in the same way you would select a menu option in word to create a mail merge then the idea of a console with a set of function buttons becomes useful. As soon as you're in a program with a specific function, then toolbar shortcuts can become your new keyboard.

    Current computers serve more than one purpose, where a star trek terminal has a specific requirement. Also, the data on this planet isn't organised in a well enough fashion that we can provide a single form of interacting with it with what amounts to shortcuts.

    As soon as information becomes uniformly organised (and the extremely unlikely concept that a computer has a requirement for a single set of tasks ) then we'll start seeing changes on a commercial scale.

    But I still dain't think it'll happen...
     
  6. scotpens

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    And that's a picture of . . . WHAT, exactly? :confused:
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    The centre part of a bridge perimeter station on the Enterprise.
     
  8. Shawnster

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    I don't want the girl sitting next to me to know that I'm googling her. Or that I'm looking at pr0n. Or that I want to input to the computer while talking to someone else.

    Im sure I can think of other instances when I'd want to type as opposed to voice input.
     
  9. Manticore

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    "Computer, Google that hot girl sitting three feet from me!"
    *slap*
    "Computer, Google remedies for cheek pain from slapping."
     
  10. Robert Comsol

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  11. King Daniel Beyond

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    :lol:Emoticons have their own buttons!
     
  12. Saturn0660

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    What makes you say that? Just because where you like your keyboard split doesn't mean thats the best place for it in a few hundred years. :techman:
     
  13. B.J.

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    If they're using a QWERTY keyboard, then they type the same way I do. :p
     
  14. Third Nacelle

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    I just want to know how they seem to get out 100 WAM on a PADD with two or three buttons.
     
  15. Timo

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    (It's good at guessing, and the user merely okays his choices?)

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  16. robau

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    So a super predictive text function.
     
  17. R. Star

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    Figure that one out and I'll consider trading in my keyboard. Until then, it's the most productive way to articulate one's self in text.
     
  18. publiusr

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    One of the problems with running everything off desktops is the death of control panels. If I had the money, I would love to scour junkyards for as many toggles and dials and buttons as I could find.
     
  19. T J

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    Hummm, maybe they are so advanced they have clunky buttons purely for nostalgia... It worked for Tom Paris.

    Oh god, did I just reference Voyager?! :brickwall:
     
  20. King Daniel Beyond

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