Ian wrote:That keyboard is for people that don't actually use their computer. It's nothing more than a desk decoration.
I miss the old mechanical IBM keyboards. They're built like tanks but you knew it when you clicked on a key.
Agreed. There's a reason I have an IBM Model M at home, and at work, and got one for my wife. You can find them used if you hunt around. I find "built like tanks" to be a plus. You not only know when you click on a key, but the keys are never soft, but never sticky either. You can remove all the keys to clean them if necessary, and the cord is removable/replaceable. I'm pretty sure I could drop one off a three-story building, pick it up from the ground (possibly putting a few keys on that might have popped off), plug it back in, and it would work. The removable cord also makes it a great emergency blunt-trauma weapon in case of home invasion.
As for the new iMac, at first I was ticked that Apple continues to pull this crap; releasing systems just in time for students for back-to-school but months too late for K-12 school purchases for the year. But after seeing the high-gloss screen and the new keyboard, I'll pass. I'm fine with the 20" white iMacs we just bought. Now, if only I could be happy with the way Mac OS X networking works --but that's not one I'm going to hold my breath on.