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trilby


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Posted Sat Feb 16th, 2008 7:42pm Post subject: Software For One-Armed Authors
Very sorry to hear about Mr. Fry's broken arm. I hope it's not to painful and gets better soon.

Given Mr. Fry's unfortunate predicament, I feel it is our duty to draw attention to software appropriate for a one-handed author with an interest in technology.

The Dasher Project (http://www.dasher.org.uk/) has developed software suitable for rapid text entry by persons who, for whatever reason, are not able to type with both hands or, in some cases, any hands at all.

It's open source software licensed under GNU and works with both GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, so Mr. Fry should approve.

I used the software recently when I broke my collar bone and can vouch for the fact that it enabled me to return to work sooner than I would have done otherwise.

It may also have the useful side effect of attracting more attention to what is a very ethical and worthwhile project.

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ysabella


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Posted Sat Feb 16th, 2008 10:03pm Post subject: Software For One-Armed Authors
I think that's very sweet of you, trilby. I have never tried any of that software myself, so I wouldn't know what to recommend.

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Tourmaline


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Posted Sun Feb 17th, 2008 12:47am Post subject: Software For One-Armed Authors
I knew someone here would have an answer - meanwhile Dork Talk is being covered by understudies (Actually I think this chap is Editor of the whole newspaper).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/feb/16/amazon.gadgets

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Zefla


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Posted Sun Feb 17th, 2008 12:03pm Post subject: Software For One-Armed Authors
Maybe i can download this at work. I'm not allowed to use my left wrist at the moment-sprained the damn thing.

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