There have been a couple of stories about this recent Apple patent filing on a new keyboard. It’s great to see some innovation on such a basic input device. The keyboard has been static for much too long. Most folks are pointing to Art Lebedev’s Optimus Maximus keyboard as a source. The demo is quite impressive. Apple is in a unique position to make some progress in this area, just as they were able to move the ball on the innovations developed at Xerox Parc. This is the beginning of the end of the mechanical keyboard. Once the keyboard becomes software and the screen becomes multi-touch, a whole new era of human-computer interaction is enabled. KVM begins its historic transformation.