Talk:Hansen Writing Ball

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I'm sorry but this sounds more like an AD than a article. I know its something historical but phrases like

"The Hansen Writing Ball is one of the most finely crafted and impressive of the early typewriters."

"the design was so ingenious that few errors were possible."

seems like a bit much --Aceofspades, Refining Wikipedia one edit at a time (talk) 06:22, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Frankly, I don't think that sounding like an ad is bad at all-- just not very professional. Advertising something that was invented many year ago and probably won't be possible to use (or even find) these days. --205.215.177.154 (talk) 18:22, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

That Actually looks like an excellent idea.[edit]

Why aren't there modern variations of that writting ball? That actually looks A LOT more comfortable than a keyboard, more natural to the hands.

67.148.120.103 (talk)stardingo747 —Preceding undated comment added 05:54, 29 November 2009 (UTC).


What kind of keyboard configuration is used?[edit]

It's not QWERTY or DVORAK. Is it its own breed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.56.165.100 (talk) 15:57, 12 July 2012 (UTC) yes, it's own breed.

Top speed?[edit]

What is the top speed achieved? How does it fair against the DVORAK layout? Words like "very fast" is not a good indicator.