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Comment: Modified Morse Code anyone? (Score 1) 137

by shutdown -h now (#953918) Attached to: One-Finger Keyboarding?
Perhaps a slightly modified Morse Code is in order. We can add some formatting characters and a couple of slight hacks to good ol' Morse's Code and we have a very easy to use interface for wearables that does not require the user to look at what they're typing.

The use of a sticky key code can allow for character combinations. Uppercase and lowercase could be handled either contextually by the computer or through a modified capslock/shift combo code. For caps lock we use sticky key code + shift code, for shift key we use shift code (which by the nature of it's intended use should be defaulted to sticky)

I can imagine now, people everywhere absent mindedly tapping out emails and writing down notes while walking down the street. The additional benefit of only needing to learn a few additional modified codes if you already know Morse Code (and *who* doesn't know Morse Code?) allows for users to adapt quickly to the interface as well as learn a useful (if albeit slightly modified) standard already in place.

Dan O'Shea

The Ghost of Samuel Morse looks kindly upon thee...

"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." -- Artemus Ward aka Charles Farrar Brown