Keyboards: hardware vs.software, Redux

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2013/09/24 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2013/09/24/10451160.aspx


it was over eight years ago that we met with the keyboard hardware folks to talk about the differences between keyboard hardware and software layouts in this blog.

We promised to stay in touch, but time passes and we lost our connections.

Until a few weeks ago.

When they started reaching out talking to us about keyboard legends (by which that meant the text printed on the keys).

So we started talking to them.

Now it wasn't the same group of people as we talked to last time.

Basically an entirely different group of people were asking the questions.

The same questions that were asked before about the differences between the two.

Like the broken bar on the key that becomes a solid bar when you type it. Like we discussed Two guys walked into a bar, but the bar was broken blog.

And the differences between the various Turkish keyboard layouts.

And so on.

I started wondering what would happen if I searched the blog for "Keyboards: Hardware vs. Software" which link would come up first: the link from 2005 9or this link.

At first, it would be the older link.

But over time perhaps the newer link would prove to be more popular, with its direct link to the older post and the only back link buried in the comments.

Who knows where it might all end up?

Does it really make a difference, in the end? Each one links to the ot


Alex Cohn on 24 Sep 2013 9:01 AM:

The link to the [broken bar](blogs.msdn.com/.../538496.aspx) is broken, too.

John Cowan on 24 Sep 2013 10:51 AM:

No broken-bar legend on this Dell laptop keyboard.  But AltGr+| does give me ¦, thanks to my wonderful Moby Latin software keyboard (plug plug, google or bing for it).

Michael S. Kaplan on 24 Sep 2013 8:02 PM:

Fixed it now! ;-)

Michael S. Kaplan on 24 Sep 2013 8:04 PM:

Not your laptop, just the link...

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