Steve Jobs hates ergonomics, programmers

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New MacBook's announced today.. I'm extremely skeptical of the glass touchpad. I love the iPhone, but I can't stand using it for a long period of time. Sliding my finger around on a greasy glass surface starts to get tiring after a while. My fingers get tired and my wrists get sore if I use the iPhone for more than 15-20 minutes at a time... Without a rough surface beneath my finger I'm concerned the glass touchpad on the MacBook will be a similar experience.

They've also gone to all-glass displays... no matte finish anymore. As a programmer, I *loath* glass screens. Sure they look great for video games, Photoshop and video editing, but text editing is hard on your eyes for any reasonable duration of time. I can't tolerate them.

I'm waiting for Apple to re-release the old PowerBook G4 12" with an Intel Duo and 9600M video.. I wonder if someone can gut mine and do the upgrade for me.. :)

UPDATE: I finally got a chance to go hands-on with the new MacBook Pro. The touchpad, to my pleasant surprise, doesn't suck. I could definitely get used to it.

The display however... glossy finish... I couldn't get used to that. :-/

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