Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboards Rock/Suck (the "no good Perl jobs"/"ergo keyboards" myth)

Nik Clayton nik at
Wed Aug 9 10:45:47 BST 2006

Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 10:21:48AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 08:45:55AM +0100, Andy Wardley wrote:
>>> Now don't start me on Apple's keyboards...  I really struggle to 
>>> comprehend how a company that makes such beautiful and well thought out 
>>> hardware/software can fail so miserably in keyboard design and layout!
>> "You can have any key layout you like, so long as it's US!"
> Please could you convince Steve Jobs of this.
> I'd love Apple to sell US keyboard laptops in the UK. But the bastards won't.

Just ask Apple to send you a US keyboard.  I bought my last Apple laptop 
in the US, so naturally, it had a US keyboard.

When I got back to the UK I phoned Apple and asked if they could send me 
a UK keyboard for it.  They said yes.  I asked them how much.  They said 


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