When I use my notebook computer in coffee shops and other spots out of the office, I like to have a normal, hand-held, optical mouse and a mouse pad. I like the optical mouse, and the mouse pad, because these make the mouse much easier to move around, especially with the mind. The square touch pad on many notbook computers today is okay, unless you're going to do a lot of drag-and-drop (which I do when I'm programming). It is impossible, however, to use one of these touch pads with your mind. Touch pads, I believe, work on some principle of electrical conduction. I believe this because I've noticed that you cannot activiate them with foreign objects, like pencils. You must use your finger. The beam of force generated by the adept telekinetic mind must not conduct electricity in the appropriate way, because I can press very hard - so hard that I can see the indentation moving across the surface of the pad - but the mouse pointer never moves.
I've begun to wonder if there might be some way adjust the physical properties of my telekinetic beam so that it can more closely emulate a human finger, but I've not looked into it seriously. The truth is, whether I use my hand or my mind, I prefer a regular mouse. I guess I'm just a traditionalist. Give me a good, old-fashioned USB optical mouse any day.
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