(Musing) My Desk

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Skeletal-dæmon, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2008
    A thought has just occurred to me. I am sitting at my desk right now using a MacBook bought in July 2008. Also on my desk is a printer bought early this year, as well as an external monitor given to me in late 2008. Littering the corner is a camcorder from 2009, a scanner from 2008, an iPhone 3G from 2008, a 5.1 surround sound set from 2009, and a bottle of Jägermeister from Wednesday.

    And yet I am currently typing this on a Apple Keyboard (the white one with the solid clear foot) bought in 2003, plugged into the MacBook.

    I'm not entirely sure why this is, as I have an aluminium keyboard as well that works perfectly well. I just don't like it. I mean yes it is thin and awesome and it feels nice to type on, but heck, I like my seemingly Neolithic white keyboard, with its clickety-clack keycaps and its rather absurd weight. There's just something homely to it. The fact the lettering is all in italics like in the good ol' days before this Intel madness, when 16 Function keys were all that anybody needed for anything. The instant-on caps lock with non of this intuitive tapping malarky. The big escape key for when you'd finally had enough and just wanted to Force Quit everything and go and lie down in a dark room.

    Sure the new keyboards are nice n' all, and I love typing on the built-in MacBook keyboard when I'm out and about. Maybe its just the idea of being at the solid desk, I need something equally solid to type on. And this keyboard certainly isn't going anywhere fast.

    Anyway... that was my musing for this morning, now to go and make some coffee and eat some Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    Good Morning,

    Loved the story and I totally agree with the look and feel of the older white keyboards. That's what I use at my office. I'm still a polycarbonate Mac user and just not ready for the leap to aluminum. -GDF
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    I finally got to try out one of the new keyboards this week, and whilst nice, I do very much like my old style keyboard.

    Can't say I can justify the cost of getting one of the new ones, this one is wonderful to type on.

    Though as you said, using the one on the macbook is perfectly pleasant as well.

    Nothing wrong with either of them. :)

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