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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retired2000, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    ok old timers, remember when the first diad came out and we all told our sups that our thumbs would wear out before the diad did. who would of thought just a few years down the road everyone is doing on their cellphones and their thumbs are just fine.
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, there is a medical condition similar to tunnel carpel syndrome. I'm not sure of the name, but I think it has "blackberry" in it. If I send a long message, sometimes I will lay the DIAD down and use my fingers instead of my thumb. That trick keeping the Shift Key in alpha mode is a time saver too.
     
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    If I have a bulk stop like Walmart or Home Depot I have to take a break while scanning. My thumb joints ache horribly afterwards, especially after 50 or 100 scans.
     
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I directly attribute the bulky Dad 1 for contributing to my carpel tunnel. My hands at times would get so numb I could`t feel the buttons.
     
  5. writer

    writer Preoad Supervisor


    *rolling eyes* The medical profession has to come up with a name for everything.
     
  6. Saaga

    Saaga Driver Helper

    Yep, it's called Blackberry thumb.
     
  7. Saaga

    Saaga Driver Helper

    Although I was just a driver helper, I remember using the DIAD II during the winter when my hands were either freezing cold or covered in thick gloves. That made pressing the buttons fun!
     
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    After using my DIAD and my blackberry, I can happily say that I have no problems thus far.
     
  9. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Just wait, arthiritis will eventually catch up.