Thursday, January 03, 2008

This is Just To Say...

That the keyboard that ships with new Macintoshes -- the ultra-skinny one with chiclet keys -- is a horrible abomination in the eyes of god and man. I'm swapping it back for my old keyboard as soon as I remember to do so.

I gave it a couple of weeks to see if I could get used to it, but it's like tapping my fingers on a bar of stainless steel. It's horrible and we hates it. It also causes vastly more typos than other keyboards I've used -- really, it's the most useless keyboard I've ever touched.

On the other hand, its design sense is fabulous! Feh.


Anonymous said...

Your mission, should you you accept it, is to locate an original IBM PC Jr. keyboard, and compare it to the Mac's. Also, dig up a membrane keyboard (found on the Atari 400 and Sinclair Z80) and give that a try.

Then run screaming into the night.

Andrew Wheeler said...

I've touched a Sinclair keyboard, back in the day -- the fact that it was tiny was even worse than the membrane keyboard, if such a thing can be possible.

Haven't seen a PC Jr., though -- I'll take your word for it.

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