Having owned a computer of some sort of other since 1984, and over the years perhaps a hundred or more, of all the things that bugs me most is how lousy most keyboards are. This was compounded in 1990 when I went to work for an IBM company, and spent every day extolling the virtues of the famous 'IBM Touch' keyboard. Of late, last year or so, I've had perhaps eight or nine keyboards, and hated every single one of them, wired or wireless, curved or straight, low-rise keys or high, etc etc. Today I bought a new 'scrabble-tile' keyboard, a lot like the new Mac effort. I used it for an hour, couldn't type properly on it for nuts, and gave up. I went out to the shed and got an old 1991 Model-M IBM keyboard out of my parts bin, cleaned it up and attached it. Bliss. It weighs about two tonnes, sounds like a mainframe board, has no multimedia keys, no Windows-navigation keys, no gamer-specific keys, nothing. It's just designed to do one thing; translate my fingers into text and motion, and nothing does it better. Is it ugly? Yes Is it low-tech? Yes Do I care? No .