Re: Computer documentation for the left-handed? (long)

Subject: Re: Computer documentation for the left-handed? (long)
From: "Matthew B. Hicks" <matt -at- UNIDATA -dot- UCAR -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 22:48:28 -0600

On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Jim Venis wrote:

> The left-handed have more accidents than right-handed persons. Most
> household appliances, tools, weapons, etc. are optimized for
> right-dominant users, which probably contributes to the statistic that
> left-handed persons die an average of nine years earlier than
> right-handed persons.

> * Sorry, I can't cite sources on this information. It came to
> me...well...second-hand.

Just an aside: Much of the data on life expectancy come from an
interesting source -- major-league-baseball records. This is one of the
few extensive databases in which handedness is important enough to
record. One study I read of focussed specifically on pitchers; their
handedness was always a matter of public record. Just thought this might

Matt Hicks, Tech. Writer, Unidata * I may not agree with what you
Boulder, CO, (303)497-8676, ******* say, but I'll defend to the
matt -at- unidata -dot- ucar -dot- edu ************* death my right to mock you.

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