On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 10:29:25AM +0200, Polytropon wrote: > On Wed, 9 Sep 2009 14:08:36 -0700, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote: > > > > I'm looking for a small computer, 7-10" screen that has a ThinkPad-like > > stick > > to act as the mouse. > > This "stick" is called a TrackPoint, as far as I remember. It has been > common in portable computers built by IB and Toshiba. >
i think you're right. ibm came up with some advertising name that fit. better than "clit" , :-), lol, ..... LOL. yes, i do laugh at my own jokes now and then. > > > > Pref'ly, no touch-pad. > > Sadly, you will find mostly that (crap) in "modern" devices... > it's on my wife's new dell laptop. last time i tried to use it i couldn't get the hang of it. at any rate, it is in the way of where my hand would be. ---this, fwiw, is why i bought the last thinkpad, 3.0GHZ with just the trackpoint and the three horizontal bars. those work. well, for me. ... > > > > The ASUS and just about every other > > notebook-size device has this kind of scratch-n-sniff pad; [...] > > Nice name. Other names: Fingerprint sensor and coffee cup warmer. :-) > :-) damn small coffee cup, eh? > > > > Any clues? > > Look for IBM / Lenovo, maybe they still employ this fantastic and > easy to use pointing device. Allthough it would completely make sense > to use a Trackpoint for netbook class computers (litte real estate > consumption, minimal moving from "hand in typing position" to "hand > in pointing position"), it seems that the worst solution always > prevails. I haven't seen Trackpoints on "modern" stuff yet, and I'm > quite about thinking that it doesn't exist anymore. > i thought i saw the red bottom [top] of the trackpoint in the newer thinkpads. the chinese probably went with the deafault [t'pad]. but the pointer dev would take up the least realestate. and especially on the notebook-sized laptops that would seem significant. oh::: how about the $100 laptops for kids? what was it? one-laptop-per-child? did ``the market'' force them to go belly-up? i'll google around and see if they got skrewd. gary > > > -- > Polytropon > Magdeburg, Germany > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 5.67a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"