Better is NOT Perfect

March 3, 2009

OMG!! Apple killed the numeric keypad!

Filed under: I Hate Apple Users, I Hate Apple, Inc., I Love Apple, Inc. — Tags: , , — Gerald @ 4:29 pm

The Apple Blogosphere panicked today as Apple introduced a wired keyboard with no numeric keypad.

To make matters worse, it’s the default keyboard that comes with iMacs and Mac Pros.

The Horror! The Horror!!!

My Take: Apple is killing the keyboard, period.
I think this is the last physical keyboard Apple, Inc. will produce. I believe we are being groomed for a multi-touch virtual keyboard (which will not have a numeric keypad) and this is one of the final steps.

My Pipe Dream(s)
I hope Snow Leopard-equipped desktop machines come with Apple’s Patented Multi-Touch Mouse, or even a glass trackpad.

I hope Snow Leopard will be the bridge between a mouse-based interface and a touch-based interface and 10.7 (or “OS 11” or “OS X Touch” or whatever the next one is called) demotes the Finder and brings Springboard to the Mac.

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