Cursed Keyboard Image


Apple KeyChange Keyboard, English version. All versions of this innovative keyboard have keys resized to approximate their frequency of use in the keyboard's language, allowing for smoother and more accurate typing.

This is what most "custom" mechanical keyboards look like to me, especially the ones that map the grid onto some maniacal hyperbolic R'lyeh spacetime.

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11 Responses:

  1. Matt Rose says:

    How are you supposed to play games with that keyboard? "WASD" are terribly placed.

  2. Florian says:

    Good-sized ESC key, though.

  3. Nik says:

    I don't understand why you wouldn't make the less common keys more accessible, what with humans getting really good at the things they do over and over.

    Maybe if they stopped putting q in the corner we'd use it more! Did they think of THAT when they were designing their oppressive new keyboard?

    • tfb says:

      I do sometimes wonder if it's possible to detect the influence of keyboard layouts on the written English language. Probably it is.

  4. E says:

    ...caps lock?

  5. dcapacitor says:

    As someone who makes use of the maniacal hyperbolic R'lyeh spacetime on daily basis, this image is what a regular keyboard looks like to me now: all the keys are sized to fit a graphic designer's fanciful idea of what a keyboard should look like, as opposed to what it should feel like to type on.

    • Nik says:

      This made me think - a constantly adaptive keyboard of electrostatically resistive, led-tipped rods could be GREAT.

      Overshoot/undershoot monitored to reduce errors and over time minimise distance, effort and error while remaining readable at all times.

      Basically the monstrosity in jwz's post but infinitely individually adapted.

      It could even detect significant outlier periods and lock itself out with a "you're drunk go home" graphic.

  6. MattyJ says:

    It's not even Dvorak. How useless.

  7. Zzyzxx says:

    I think there's a fundamental problem with this common letter concept.

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