I kinda miss my old clicky keyboards. … sniff …
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11 thoughts on “Keyboard chorus (video)”
Oh I just love this PT, particularly with my PC screwing up on me again! 🙂
Sorry to hear that. Computers can frustrate me to the point of tears, and the clickiest keyboard in the world can still be useless. Who knows, all those in the video may be dead, pulled from someone’s box of discarded electronics.
Boy, me too. I really like my iMac, except for its keyboard. Inexplicably, Apple’s wonderful design sense deserted them when it came to the keyboard. Not only is it lacking that satisfying click, but its flat design completely lacks the feel of the traditional indented keys. A few years ago I searched aggressively for an alternative and came up empty. Rats. 🙁
And speaking of keyboards, I’m finding I don’t use my iPad all that much and the main problem is its lack of a real keyboard. Poking a virtual keyboard is excrutiatingly slow. I wonder if someone will eventually invent a good one that’s portable?
I agree about traditional keys. At least my MacBook has real keys (but I sure wouldn’t want them any smaller or flatter). I don’t have an iPad, but can’t imagine typing well at all on a touchscreen. (And forget the “thumb typing” on cell phone screens.) Maybe younger generations, who start in childhood with small hands on small touchscreens are picking it up quickly, but it certainly is foreign to me. My son has a beautiful little lightweight bluetooth Apple keyboard that he uses with his iPad because he doesn’t like virtual keyboards if he’s trying to write more than a sentence or two. He takes the combo to tech conventions because he gets longer battery life than with a laptop.
You still can buy the old IBM clickity-clack PC keyboards on eBay and some online places. http://www.dansdata.com/images/clicky/ballboard1024.jpg
Thanks for the tip. If I ever use my big computer again (it’s ancient), I’ll keep that in mind. (Currently it’s set up with a special gaming keyboard.) I’ve gotten rather addicted to my laptop the last few years.
Theres a lot more I miss, I have over 70% hearing loss, still at least I can hear somethings which my father couldn’t he was stone deaf, something I’ve dreaded, I’d be lost without my headphones, 🙂
I can’t imagine what that must be like. I think I’d feel very … vulnerable, or defenseless, or something. Headphones do have the dual benefits of letting you hear what you want to hear … and shutting out what you don’t want to hear.
I thought about what you say here PT and decided I’d do a short (well short for me anyway) blog on the joys of being hard of hearing. You may like to read the post then again perhaps you may not 🙂 🙂
I just finished reading it and commenting. Interesting and informative. Before now I had little understanding of what hearing loss is actually like.