From: John Honniball <>
Date: Mon Jul 26 06:12:56 1999

On Sat, 24 Jul 1999 19:20:56 +0100 (BST) Tony Duell
<> wrote:
> Other keywords to look for would be 'chording keyboard' or 'Microwriter'.
> The latter is the trade name of a machine sold in the UK
> I got a Microwriter Agenda (a later model) at a radio rally, and have
> played with a it a bit. One thing that becomes very obvious is that the
> choice of chords depends on what you are doing - the Microwriter was
> designed for typing text, and common programming characters, like '{' are
> painful to type.

I have pictures of the AgendA and Microwriter in the
Organisers section of my Old Sad Things page at:

As I understand it, the innovative part of the Microwriter
design was the system of mnemonics to help you learn the
chording patterns.

If anyone has any documentation on the Microwriter, please
let me know!

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Mon Jul 26 1999 - 06:12:56 BST

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