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accepted Why do door knobs still exist?
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comment Why do door knobs still exist?
@steveverrill: You're right. Over here, when you buy a door, they already come prepared, with a drilled slot for the mechanism (there are 2-3 standard sizes for them). We're might be onto something here - standardization, rather than the difficulty of installing.
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comment Why do door knobs still exist?
I don't buy the "cheaper to install" part. Both styles IMO take the same amount of work to install. Both styles require doors with prepared slots for the lock and lever (or knob). Then all you have to do is mount the lock and lever.
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comment Why do door knobs still exist?
Can you just clarify "trickier to install", I don't get that part. Out of level in which way? Thanks!
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comment Why do door knobs still exist?
I don't remember last time using door knobs, could they operate turning both ways (meaning, could I open the door turning the knob either way)? If not, they are not ambidextrous. Also, most of the door handles I used can be mounted either side of the door.
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comment Why do physical keyboards still have built-in numpads?
Smart card readers are useful too, yet just a small percent of keyboards include them.
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comment Why do door knobs still exist?
@ArlaudPierre, Not, sorry. Just my subjective impression. I'd be very keen to see any statistics on the subject too.
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comment Why do door knobs still exist?
I thought that difficulty for the kids opening them would be a disadvantage in most cases?