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Geek Comic for November 1st – The Broken Keyboard
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Actually, it is broken for many people. Because of my ADD, I need those letters, even though I took typing in High School (almost half a century ago). Anymore now, all one can find are keyboards that use decals for the letters, etc. that wear off fairly quickly, unlike my first keyboard that lasted eight years with the letter intact.
I don’t know. You use a keyboard for 8 years and you think the lettering would hold up. Sheesh!
That keyboard, a Gateway from back when Gateway still had their own stores, still had the lettering intact when I retired it. Every keyboard I’ve had since then hasn’t kept the lettering more than a year or two.
@LadyFitzgerald, you could use a Dremel to carve letters into the keycaps, then fill the carvings with paint or putty. Alternatively, spraying the keycaps with an aerosol clearcoat would probably extend the wear time before the letters start to fade.
I could use a Dremel but my old, arthritic hands aren’t steady enough anymore. I tried brushing on various clear coatings but they all looked Mickey Mouse. Masking off the keys would be a nightmare.
I just ordered a Logitech G110 lighted keyboard (picking it up later today). I defy those letters to wear through!
The set design team for Stanley Kubrick’s film Dr. Strangelove did such an excellent job recreating the layout of the then-classified B-52 bomber’s cockpit that Kubrick was concerned they’d be the focus of an FBI investigation.
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