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Yolanda Bello  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Jul 13, 2007

Mine is a Guiness beer mousepad.

It reads "St. James's Gate, The home of guiness" in red letter and a yellow background and some animals drinking stout.



Regards,

Y


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PAS  Identity Verified
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Which one? Jul 13, 2007

Right now I am using a mousepad I got as a "Christmas gift" from a translation agency (booooring).

My favourite mousepad is with a picture of a young fox lying in the grass and lit by late afternoon sun.

P.A.S.


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Agnieszka Zmuda  Identity Verified
Poland
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Office equipment :) Jul 13, 2007

Mine wears a smiling, vintage-style, telephone that holds a huge pencil and that has presumably written "Smile!" with it just a moment ago.

On the eve of my holiday, I am giving you all a big, big smile
Agnieszka


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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
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A picture of a cat from up close Jul 13, 2007

Sniffing my mouse

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Sanmar
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Lara Croft Jul 13, 2007

Superwoman!

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Agnieszka Hayward
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Plain black Jul 13, 2007

There are no ornaments on my mousepad, except of course for the not-so-rare occassions, when one of my cats, Frut, comes over. She loves to sit on the mouse and sunbathe with her nose pointed to the light bulb of my desk lamp.

Over the years I've accumulated quite a number of decorative mousepads which are sometimes used as table mats during parties. My favourite ones include a very green Heineken one and a round one with a photo of coffee in the cup from one of my clients.

Nice topic

[Edited at 2007-07-13 14:00]


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Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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most useful mousemat ever Jul 13, 2007

I've got one of these:
http://www.lrbshop.co.uk/product.php?productid=2309

which is one of the most useful things on my desk, as it tells me all the keyboard shortcuts for accented keys in Windows. Plus it's hard-wearing and hasn't curled up at the corners like all my previous mousemats (could also be something to do with the fact that I no longer put hot cups of coffee on my mousemat - it took me a long time to learn that lesson).


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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no one at all Jul 13, 2007

my laser mouse has to do with a wooden table top.
I like that! Now you have a nearly unlimited range of action, you never experience that annoying situation your cursor stops or makes unexpected movements because of the mouse stumbles to the mouse pad border, or "falls down" to the table top.


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Yolande Haneder  Identity Verified
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Mine is from IBM Jul 13, 2007

I am really not interested in the design of my mousepad.

On the top it is written: Education & Training
wir definieren Service neu! IBM

I am definitely not affiliated with IBM, I just got it many years ago.

If I remember well, it was in a pack of goodies that Markus came back with out of an IT 2 weeks seminar by Sun in Munich. When I see it I remember of that time. I got most of the goodies for being so long alone with the baby (as well as other things)


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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Mousepad? No thanks Jul 13, 2007

I don't have a mousepad, I'm using a pen tablet.

I find this much more natural to handle than a mouse. On my other computer I have a track ball. All for the purpose of RSI prevention, and I think it works.
Pen tablets come with fancy features too; if I like, I kan digitalize my own signature and handwriting

Another advantage: my tablet and track ball have their own fixed place on my desk. No problems like dirty mousewheels or loads of stuff piled up on your desk so you cannot move your mouse around - I can recommend it to anyone.


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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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freedom Jul 13, 2007

Henk Peelen wrote:

laser mouse has to do with a wooden table top.



Same here!

Au


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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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The tower of Babel Jul 13, 2007

Appropriate for a translator, don't you think?

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Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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same here too! Jul 13, 2007

Aurora Humarán wrote:

Henk Peelen wrote:

laser mouse has to do with a wooden table top.



Same here!

Au


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GoodWords  Identity Verified
Mexico
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A wrist rest Jul 13, 2007

No pictures, slogans, designs or logos, just a comfortable gel wrist rest.

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Monika Jakacka Márquez  Identity Verified
Spain
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same as I Jul 13, 2007

Henk Peelen wrote:

my laser mouse has to do with a wooden table top.
I like that! Now you have a nearly unlimited range of action, you never experience that annoying situation your cursor stops or makes unexpected movements because of the mouse stumbles to the mouse pad border, or "falls down" to the table top.


Exactly Henk, I don't use any mousepad, too


M.


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