It’s scary how fast one gets used to things. When I bought my laptop a few months ago I made sure I also got an external mouse as an accessory - since (like most new laptop users) I wasn’t comfortable with the pointing stick or touchpad that’s part of the machine. Well, last week the external mouse stopped functioning and around this time I was working out of home for four to five days straight - so I made the adjustment to using the pointing stick (with that annoying red "nipple" on top).
It was slow and uncomfortable and made my index finger sore, but I must’ve gotten used to it - because when I came in to office after a week yesterday, the external mouse felt unwieldy in my hand. It was like a throwback to 1995 when I used a mouse for the first time at a friend’s place and never thought I’d get a grip on it.
Reminds me of something I read once about evolutionary changes occuring in the human wrist and fingers because of the demands of rapidly changing technology (mouse use, SMS-ing, etc). If anyone has any info on that subject, please share - haven’t been able to find much on the Net.