|The following are some comments about the X-Number data-entry method posted in the Guest-Book:|
|"James, as you know I
think your patent is great and conforms more easily to the way we think. I had a chance to
check it out here and I like it. One question: Is the keyboard going to conform to numeric
key-pads or are you proposing new locations for the numbers as you have on your web site
here? I would opt for keeping the current key-pad and including extra keys from your idea.
I'd like to also reiterate my suggestion that a good idea for the first market of this is
childrens computers to make it easier for them to learn and to introduce your idea to an
seems much easier when doing data entry or calculations. I work in tech support for a
company that develops software for depreciation calculations... Often the customer will
rattle off a huge number (in an irritated voice), so I have to take it down quickly. After
a while you get good at it, but doing it with this tool will be easier."
Marco Vaca Jr.
|"Your extended numeric
entry, from what I tried, seemed nice. It took a little to get used to, but once I got the
hang of it, it went pretty well. It seems to be especially good for numbers with a fair
amount of zeros."
|"I like the X number
idea, I think your barriers will be habitual rather than anything else. I guess your next
step is talking a manufacturer into it?'
number-entry method is TOTALLY easy to get used to, and even though I only used it for a
few minutes, I already miss not having it on my HP48!"
Joseph K. Horn
|"Very impressed! Like
the patent... Keep the good ideas coming!"
calculator is really interesting; I like it."
|"Good for you James!
There must be something nice about having earned a patent. I tried your number entry
method, and it *does* make sense."
is not always rewarded. What I like most about your X-number idea is that it is simple,
easy to comprehend and is practical ... I wish you good sucess on the patent."
|"I like the
|"... will the world ever
see actual electronic calculators manufactured with the X-Number keyboard? I LOVE that
idea -- and I would buy one without a second thought! Good luck to you with that!"