Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 11:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's funny how while software changes so fast, and many hardware components evolve at ridiculously fast paces (processors, memory, hard drives), the keyboard has remained largely unchanged over the years - until recently, that is. Even Lenovo has now buckled under the pressure, switching to a chiclet-style keyboard for ThinkPads - while also removing the SysReq key.
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RE: I don't get it.
by werpu on Mon 18th Jan 2010 18:39 UTC in reply to "I don't get it."
werpu
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2006-01-18

This whole 'return of the chiclet keyboard' bullcookies... What the ****?

They SUCKED on the Trash-80 Coco, MC-10 and Videotex, they SUCKED on the Spectrum, they SUCKED on the PET, they SUCKED on the Laser, they SUCKED on the PC Jr... and I guarantee if that FLIMSY pile of aluminum had a microsoft logo on it instead of "the big shiny Apple" everybody would be pissing on it from orbit. Hell, first time I tried the Apple one I broke the **** thing... Ok, second time I tried one I broke that too.

Actually I love that keyboard on the newer Apples, first it is not a rubber keyboard anymore seconly I got rid of my RSI since I switched to the apple keyboard, due to two reasons first I have way less finger movement, secondly, the keys just have the right press force to me. And third, that keyboard unlike others is almost impossible to break. I went through a notebook keyboard regularily within a year. I am already behind my second year on the Apple keyboard. And no I dont love it just because it is from Apple, heck I even went for Android instead of an iPhone!

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