Andres Salomon dilinger at queued.net
Thu May 22 16:46:40 EDT 2008

On Thu, 22 May 2008 13:33:10 -0700 (PDT)
david at lang.hm wrote:

> On Thu, 22 May 2008, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> > There will almost certainly be a 'virtual XO-1' mode for
> > compatibility, where the lower touchscreen will display a keyboard
> > and touchpad like the XO-1.
> a touchscreen based keyboard is far inferior to a real keyboard. it's

So plug a USB keyboard in if you're going to be doing some serious
typing.  If you just need to type in a few lines, the virtual keyboard
would be fine.  A USB keyboard gives far more flexibility than XO-1
currently has in terms of languages, layout, cost, and manufacturers.
Being tied to a single keyboard/touchpad manufacturer makes everyone sad.

http://www.pricewatch.com/keyboards/usb.htm shows ~$4 for a basic keyboard,
and bulk rates could probably do even better..

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