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    Why Does Logitech Hate Left Handed People? hardware rant kevq.uk
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    I was under the impression that a lot of left-handed people just use a right-handed mouse; both my left-handed mother and brother do anyway. It’s just easier, especially if you have to use someone else’s computer and such.

    At any rate, I really don’t like the whole “must hate left handed people” and “do left-handed people not matter to you?” angle. Trackballs are already a niche market, and left-handed trackballs are a niche within a niche. The economics of these kind of things are such that it’s just not worth making products for such a small market. I appreciate that this kinda sucks, but … it’s not “hating left-handed people”.

    I once had a discussion with someone on the value of an alt tag for a certain image. I felt it had no value in this particular case and was better left blank. His reply? “You must hate blind people!” It wasn’t the kind of reasoning that made me more sympathetic to their argument, to put it mildly.

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      I really don’t like the whole “must hate left handed people” and “do left-handed people not matter to you?” angle

      Even worse since the blog author does not actually have an answer. The post does not provide any additional information to answer that claim beyond the headline.

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        I’ve added some context to the post, as you’re right I wasn’t very clear. My issue is that it’s impossible to get a left handed ergo mouse from Logitech - trackerball or not. Right handed people get so much choice, but we’re left with the billy basic symmetrical mice for most of the time.

        The title is also supposed to be facetious; I’m well aware that Logitech don’t hate left handed people. I thought that would have been obvious, clearly not though, so again I’ve added some context at the end of the post.

        Thanks for the feedback. :-)

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          Right handed people get so much choice, but we’re left with the billy basic symmetrical mice for most of the time.

          Yeah, but that’s just an economical issue. For better or worse, the Free Market is not always good at catering to niche markets, leaving some groups consistently out in the cold (something I could write at length about, but that would get rather off-topic).

          The title is also supposed to be facetious; I’m well aware that Logitech don’t hate left handed people. I thought that would have been obvious, clearly not though, so again I’ve added some context at the end of the post.

          Even with the context, it just comes across as bitter and angry to me. I appreciate that this is perhaps not how you actually feel about it, but it is the message it gives.