Movement away from the keyboard
that frames the ups and downs of the larger half-note pulse (such as conducting a figure 8 per bar) facilitates perception of the possible corresponding dance steps.
Her hands fell away from the keyboard
to her sides.
"Adrian, step away from the keyboard
- go and enjoy your final days with the flesh-and-blood people who love you.
But I was annoyed every time I had to reach away from the keyboard
to use the mouse, and afterwards relocate home row.
What I'd like to suggest is that, just for a few moments, we step away from the keyboard
and approach the construction of text from a different angle.
Sometimes we might even begin to feel that we are part of an online community made of up people we might never see away from the keyboard
, but with whom we share sufficient mutual interests and experiences, to consider these physical strangers to be our friends.
Tablet computing comes in two versions: a "convertible" version, which resembles the traditional laptop but has a screen that can spin around to face away from the keyboard
, and a detachable version in which the screen and keyboard are completely separated.
q "Dark forces dragged me away from the keyboard
, swirling forces of irresistible intensity and power" - Tory MP Boris Johnson's explanation for lateness in handing in work.
They get on each side of me and push my arms away from the keyboard
. I need the breaktime anyhow.
But relationships that work are usually built upon a real-world base, and a set of shared experiences away from the keyboard
. Relationships that develop without this background on the Net tend to quickly fall apart.
The five assistants all represent a wide sidestep away from the keyboard
and toward the most-human interface yet between humans and our smart machines.
horizontal axis to face away from the keyboard
. Closing the lid then allows the