AS the puppy-blender is fond of saying… “faster, please.” Weird controls that come from mechanical engineering problems are the stuff of legend. For instance, why is it that airplanes steer backwards, compared to the way the human body moves, thus making it much more difficult to learn to handle an airplane?
Because the Wright brothers didn’t want to mess with the more complex cross-fuselage that would have allowed a more natural, shorten-the-left-to-turn-left machine interface. MMI gets rid of all that, while hopefully allowing people with limited mobility much greater potential to get around.
Go go humanity, go.