Monday, 25 August 2008
Confessions of a keyboard junkie, and my credentials
I'm motivated by the observation that a manufacturer trying to save a few dollars by using a cheaper keyboard is like Mercedes-Benz opting to install hard-to-reach gas pedals in all of its cars: how annoying would that be?
I'll cite my three strongest credentials (my conventional CV, much as I'm proud of it, is irrelevant to this activity, IMHO, so here's what really counts:
1. I've been a speedy touch-typist (80-100WPM) for over 40 years.
2. I'm a long-term users of the nerdiest keyboard on the planet: Das Keyboard (shown in the picture above... no labels!)
3. I have no allegiances: no employer allegiance (I'm retired, as you may have deduced from my 40+ years of typing experience), no operating system allegiance (I use them all as mentioned above), no form-factor allegiance (I use laptops, desktops, PDAs, phones, tablets, etc in different combinations), no brand allegiance (I use everything from low-spec clones to high-sped Big Brands).
4. OK, OK, so here's a fourth: yes, I've (very selectively) "read the literature".
Right... that's it for my first posting... I hope you find some value in what I've got to say!