inessential by Brent Simmons

Can’t toss the keyboard

I have an old Apple Extended keyboard in my office closet. I can’t throw it away—it’s so much better than any other keyboard I’ve ever used.

But it’s ADB, not USB, so I can’t use it without an adapter—and I’ve read enough to know that using an ADB adapter with one of those old keyboards has enough problems to make it a bad idea.

So today I ordered a Matias Tactile Pro keyboard. I’m so looking forward its arrival.

But I still can’t toss the old Apple Extended keyboard. I’m no packrat—quite the opposite—but that old keyboard was quite the thing of beauty. I just went and pressed some of its keys. Still sweet.

If you make your living by typing, you know what I’m talking about. A great keyboard inspires great affection.