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The End of the Mechanical Keyboard: KVM begins its Transformation

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.

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  1. Yeah, it’s a mistake my fingers tend to make over and over again as they transcribe the thoughts flowing through the stream of consciousness. Language is not the same as grammar.

    But thanks for the correction. Noted and implemented.

  2. Grammar Police Grammar Police

    Despite the fact that “language” appears in the subtitle of your blog, you have included 2 unnecessary apostrophes in your article.

    In the phrase, “KVM begins it’s historic transformation,” you have used it’s, which is short for it is, instead of the possessive its. That is all.

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