More about keyboard issues

I got a new keyboard and noticed that some of the keys are in different places than they were on my last keyboard.

This reminds me of another keyboard issue that I've had for years.

Why do computer number pads and calculators start with the number "1" in the lower left hand corner and progress in rows of three from left to right until the number "9" is in the top right corner - while cell phones do it in reverse order with the number "1" in the upper left corner and the number "9" is in the lower right?

I have misdialed so many numbers and entered them into my cell phone incorrectly - switching the "8" and "2" or the "1" and "7" or "3" and 9."

Since push button phones (prior to the cell phone) have been around longer than calculators and non-main frame computers, maybe it's time the cell phones number pad becomes the standard.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsSteve Hoffacker • June 28 2008 02:52PM
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