Making Keyboard Waves

We touch wonderful textures every day and it’s likely many of us never think about their favorites. The prompt today forced me to think about it. Perhaps it’s because I’m a blogger and tech enthusiast but the feel of a keyboard is one of my favorites.

Textures are everywhere: The rough edges of a stone wall. The smooth innocence of a baby’s cheek. The sense of touch brings back memories for us. What texture is particularly evocative to you?

Source: The Power of Touch | The Daily Post

Winter of 1991, I bought this on the Home Shopping Channel for college. I remember it fondly. Brother WP-3400

Textures are all around us and I am a very tactile person so I love many of them. One I really like is the feel of my hand running flat across a powered off keyboard. Sometimes I will feel it and then type like a crazy man to get my heebee jeebees out. I spend hours every day on a keyboard but this texture is different from typing.

I have a friend who collects keyboards. He talks to me about how the old IBM style ones are the best. He uses a converter for some of the really old ones because they give the resistance he seems to really enjoy. When he first told me about his collection, I scoffed at it but when I tested some of them at his house they looked like they came from NASA on the 80’s and they really felt good typing on. I wonder what other sorts of things people enjoy the texture of. I look forward to reading about it on the Daily Post.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

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