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sirune 11-24-2005 09:06 AM

any lefties here?
 
how many of you are left handed?
i'll start with myself, except my eating hand (being an asian) and my toothbrushing hand (the maid who taught me used her right hand) i'm predominantly left handed, writing, tennis, mouse- you name it.
the discussion is, only 10% of the entire population is left-handed, and i do find myself in sometimes inconvenient situations being a leftie. albeit trivial and menial issues, you wouldn't encounter them if you were a rightie.
take high school chairs with those folding tables for instance, i find myself really agitated coz i can't put my left elbow on something while writing.
then there's those books with the rings bindings, i have a bad handwriting, those things get in the way, its not getting any better :heh:
of course, there's also the mac keyboard, the ctrl, alt and cmd keys are located on the left side. i use the trackpad with my ibook, and i find myself struggling sometimes in photoshop shuffling my hands.
once again, maybe some of the little stuff..but its really inconvenient

Aptmunich 11-24-2005 09:13 AM

Buy a full sized keyboard: command, ctrl & option/alt are evenly distributed on both sidesof the spacebar on them...

Then get a nice leftie mouse to go with it and your problems are solved :)

macAttack 11-24-2005 09:32 AM

i'm a lefty

schweb 11-24-2005 09:47 AM

I'm left handed. But I'll say that while many of the things listed annoy me, especially those darn ring binders, I have no issues with keyboards and mice. It just comes to getting used to it, that's really the only option.

Even at home if you get a left-handed mouse for example, you'll totally be thrown off when you try to use a regular mouse somewhere else.

Benjamindaines 11-24-2005 02:02 PM

I'm ambidextrous but I mainly use my right hand for things (mouse, iPod, writing unless I start to cramp, ect)

chouk 11-24-2005 02:22 PM

righty here.
but those who are lefty, does it means that it would have been easier if you could read from right to left if it was possible?
just wondering.

dtravis7 11-24-2005 02:42 PM

I'm sort of ambidextrous also but for the mouse and playing guitar I use my right so I choose Right as my vote. When doing most other things though I use either hand. Some people who have watched me think I am a lefty as I use my left a lot. I can write with both hands but it's a bit faster with the right.

schweb 11-24-2005 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chouk
righty here.
but those who are lefty, does it means that it would have been easier if you could read from right to left if it was possible?
just wondering.

No it wouldn't be easier.

deus_ex_machina 11-24-2005 03:07 PM

I'm left handed, but I've adapted many things right-handed, usually do to necessity: guitar, mouse, etc. Writing in right-handed binders I've learned to live with - i adjust my hand to keep from smearing pencil ;)

deus_ex_machina 11-24-2005 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sirune
how many of you are left handed?
i'll start with myself, except my eating hand (being an asian) and my toothbrushing hand (the maid who taught me used her right hand) i'm predominantly left handed, writing, tennis, mouse- you name it.
the discussion is, only 10% of the entire population is left-handed, and i do find myself in sometimes inconvenient situations being a leftie. albeit trivial and menial issues, you wouldn't encounter them if you were a rightie.
take high school chairs with those folding tables for instance, i find myself really agitated coz i can't put my left elbow on something while writing.
then there's those books with the rings bindings, i have a bad handwriting, those things get in the way, its not getting any better :heh:
of course, there's also the mac keyboard, the ctrl, alt and cmd keys are located on the left side. i use the trackpad with my ibook, and i find myself struggling sometimes in photoshop shuffling my hands.
once again, maybe some of the little stuff..but its really inconvenient

I hated the folding desks in college - I tried to sit on the ends of the rows to get the left-handed chairs. Little bit of trivia for all who care: When I took figure drawing, one assumed that talent/skill in drawing came from how well one control the pencil with the writing hand, but it really depends the way a person perceives the subject. Example: one exercise was blind contour drawing: your utensil was to be kept on the page and you're unable to see what you're drawing, just watch your subject. Everyone realized that despite which hand you were using to draw with, the result was basically the same. One hand was just more accustomed to having a pencil in it.


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