Friday, October 14, 2005

Has anyone else noticed this before?

I just discovered that the nine number keypad on your keyboard is totally different from the number keypad on any phone or cell phone. I just about had a brain aneurysm trying to convert "vanity phone numbers" like 1-800-MC-ASSIST into real phone numbers today at work. Instead of starting with 1 at the top left corner, your keyboard starts with 7 and it doesn't list letter options along with the numbers.

It's amazing how your brain just subconsciously knows that the phone and keyboard are set up differently. It never tripped me up until today. I wonder if Skype and Vonage customers have a hard time with this too.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I've noticed this. Try learning 10-key really fast and then trying to use a phone. Mad Micro!

veronicalazalde said...

this is one of my biggest pet peeves in life! so glad to see a post (albeit a totally old one!)