On Wednesday 10 September 2008 15:58:03 Kevin Neff wrote:This is nearly complete bullshit. For any individual, learning their characteristics could give rise to being able to know a great deal about what they are doing, but hardly for the general case. I know people who type blindingly fast. I'm a mutant hunt 'n pecker, but I can go 50wpm+ when on a good keyboard and awake, and far slower then conditions aren't good. I also have a problem with my right hand which makes for typing problems at times. How about people with severe physical problems? I know a C4 quadrapledgic who types slowly, very slowly. Depending on how he feels, his speed varies by probably a factor of 4 or so. Such a system could learn for an individual if you know things about them. But what about a Chord keyboard? Dvorak?(sp) If you want to worry, think about the sounds a keyboard makes. Get an old IBM "buckling spring" keyboard (original PC and AT) and listen to the sounds it makes. That is something you could probably decode with decent accuracy. --STeve Andre'