—Jill Duffy, "Trainyard Express (for iPhone)," PC Magazine, February 14, 2011
—Jakob Nielsen, "Kindle Fire Usability Findings," Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox, December 5, 2011
—Jim Oost, "Script to map share (sharename two words)," Windows IT Pro Forums, September 29, 2000
"There's a fundamental problem with that dream," Nobel laureate Smalley said. "I don't believe it's possible to get the fingers on those arms small enough to do the job."
Despite this so-called fat fingers problem, beguiling computer simulations of little atom-sized gears and other machinery are all over the Internet nowadays.
—Carl T. Hall, "Brave New Nano-World Lies Ahead," The San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 1999
The similar phrase fat finger factor is even older:
—Jonathan Feldman, Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Sams, December 16, 1998