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By lachance ·
We are migrating faculty from desktops to laptops for a variety of business reasons. We are meeting with a great deal of resistance. Here's a sample issue that I am wondering if anyone out there has seen or addressed:

I am having no luck trying to type on my laptop without pain in my wrists. If I do decide to take on the laptop, I will need a "broken" keyboard, much like the Microsoft Natural Keyboard. That exact one is not necessary, I know it is expensive. I also need a wheelmouse of some type.

Why this person feels they need these things is somewhat beyond me, but perhaps you have some suggestions as to how to make this transition more palatable to our users.

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by kelly_aitch In reply to Laptop resistance

People resist change, and can find all kinds of ways to do it. My approach would be togive him what he wants. If he never takes the laptop off his desk, then maybe he shouldn't have a laptop in the first place. On the other hand, he may experience enough frustration at having to carry the keyboard and mouse, that he'll shutup and learn to live with it.

Reviewing what I've just said, my suggestions may not be practical if you've a lot of these people to deal with.

You could get draconian and just tell them to tough it out. Another approach is to let them get their own stuff, emphasizing that they will be on their own if problems occur.

Another twist - what's the official line on this? Maybe its time to create some policies regarding laptop use and support.

My $.02

Cheers

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