A stranger in a strange land

4 April, 2008

The Wildschwein’s new guitar got me thinking again about this terrible right-handed-centric world I live in.

There’s so much more right-handed bias than one would believe is possible.

I recently discovered this bias even in mobile phones! My work bought me a mobile phone, which has a camera built in. This should pose no problem, except that there is a special camera button on the side of the phone. It obviously doesn’t affect the right-handed usability testers, but when it comes to we poor forgotten lefties, the button becomes a source of ongoing frustration.

I am hoping, however, to turn it into a project – the Accidental Photos Set.
stoopid right-handed phone!)
(ee-gads, my office looks ugly and boring, doesn’t it)

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5 Responses to “A stranger in a strange land”

  1. wildschwein Says:

    Haha. That just looks to me like a good excuse to not use a mobile phone šŸ˜›

    Maybe you could turn the guitar upside down, Hendrix-style. Change the pickups around and re-string it and you’d be right šŸ˜› And having all the volume and tone knobs up the top of the guitar would help you get “Experience”. lol šŸ˜›

    This guitar’s pretty symmetrical, too, so you probably wouldn’t have much of a problem with reaching the higher frets. Not that that ever stopped Hendrix – he flipped right handed Les Pauls, made the above mods, and played them, despite having no useable cutaway. How bitchin’ is that, man!

  2. Paul Says:

    I spy a DOUBLE-NECK, baby. Oh, yeahhhhh.

    Everybody is discriminated upon, Giz-wah. Consider the short, the tall and the overweight. Hell, even boobies are ignored when it comes to making acoustic guitars. Where is the acoustic with the cutaway to allow the boobies room to breathe??

  3. gizo Says:

    @wildschwein – such a typical right-handed answer.

    @paul – i really thought you were going somewhere with this one, and then, boobies. Always with the boobies.

  4. Paul Says:

    Well, they ARE one of the five food groups… Grains, vegetables, coffee, boobies and cynicism…


  5. Paul: there are more than 5 food groups – you forgot booze, chocolate, and a few other things šŸ˜‰


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