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commit fcd983e1f8ec0c1c7f03575eb053a48cef9c9ee4
parent 05c02ab52753caf84581b471f5fa0c436e40da9b
Author: Michał M. Sapka <michal@sapka.me>
Date:   Thu,  2 Mar 2023 15:49:26 +0100

feat: article for 2023-02-02

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diff --git a/content/2023/sucking-at-touching.md b/content/2023/sucking-at-touching.md @@ -0,0 +1,22 @@ +--- +title: "Sucking at Touching" +category: "hardware" +abstract: touch screen interfaces hate me +date: 2023-03-02T15:46:44+01:00 +year: 2023 +draft: false +tags: +- interface +- iPhone +- touch-screen +- on-screen-keyboard +--- +One thing I can't stand about modern computing is the abundance of touch interfaces. Recently I [wrote](https://d-s.sh/2023/joylessness-of-modern-web-design/) about their damage to the web, but my scars are more profound. + +I am unable to type comfortably on an on-screen keyboard. I can barely do it on a real one. But on-screen keyboards come with extra problems. First of all the lack of any physical key geometry and real haptic feedback on the key forces me to look at the screen. I can't check what I type as I look where to put m finger. And still, I miss a lot. I have no idea how people are able to hit the keys they want with acceptable accuracy as I am unable to. + +There is swipe, but I tried it and left cursing. The Polish language has too many nuances for it to determine the one word I want, like two letters - "e" and "ę," which, used incorrectly, make me look like a moron. However, this also applies to any autocorrect. Since I type something barely resembling the word I want, its guesses are wrong at best and insulting on a regular basis. As a result, I often send the same word four times, each with a new set of typos. + +I am seriously considering getting a keyboard case. But there are none! Back in the iPhone 6 days, companies made those, but it seems everyone has given up by now. + +What I've got from the touch screen on iPhone 13 Mini is a pain in my right pinky and distaste for the entire device.