and most amazingly
I'd also never heard that the ring finger, "anatomically considered, is different from the others" and that pianists had elective surgery ("double tenotomy") "to free the finger from the impediment to action". Anyone know more about that?
I am a classically trained pianist, but I've never heard of anyone having surgery to free up their ring finger. Doesn't mean it hasn't happened, though.
I just tried a bit of typing where I shift the entire hand for appropiate keys rather than stretching my fingers and although it is a very unusual feeling I must admit it is quite a bit more comfortable. The fingers stay curled rather than being stretched out. Did I just get an epiphany from typewriting tutorial written in 1894??
These days, it's not really a relevant concern.
On a typewriter in the 1890s, its definitely fixed font.
> and brain and heart throb with sympathetic zeal when fingers begin their saltatory movements
Rings true to this day with the joy of using my mechanical keyboard. Nothing like tactile and sensory feedback.
We may not need to type, however. We might dictate or think our words; however when absolute precision is required, I'm pretty sure a text-level voice interface is always going to be pretty tough to do well.