Friday, October 6, 2006

Favorite Key

A mac keyboard is funny. It has F14, F15, and F16 keys... that is unless you're on a notebook computer in which case they've admitted that those keys are useless. On the flip side - the keyboard contains home and end keys, which for some godawful reason just plain don't work (unless you're using a Microsoft product). My suggestion - get rid of the F14, F15, and F16 keys and actually make home and end work.

A typical PC keybard is not without its gems. The red-headed step-children of the keyboard are in exile in the upper right hand - SysRq, Scroll Lock, and Pause. Then you've got the Num Lock - couldn't we have gotten rid of this once all keyboards had arrow keys built-in. Does anyone ever NOT want num lock on? I like how it's so strange to have num-lock on, that it warrants a little LED light to tell you that its on - just like caps lock. My suggestion, get rid of the arrows on the number keys and subsequently number lock - then turn the step-children keys into ctrl-alt-delete to make life easier on Windows.