April 24, 2004
You Never Know
After several weeks of work and finally going around the system I finally got a trackball last week. I have been using one at home for a while and like it better than a mouse especially with limited desk space.
Yesterday I discovered something amazing. The cord got caught and when the thing hit the floor the ball popped out. Upon close examination it seemed to me that it was designed this way so that the contacts could be cleaned. This was a major revelation to me since I had taken mine apart twice since I had it and if you have never taken an optical trackball apart my only advice is, don't.
I guess I should have read the directions but who ever does that.