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Offline PowerPC

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Keyboard turned into dust
« on: Fri, 14 March 2014, 16:52:23 »
About one year ago, I think, I saw an image of a keyboard that was left alone for a while, and when its owner got back the case had disintegrated into dust.

Does anyone know about it?

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Re: Keyboard turned into dust
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 14 March 2014, 17:25:02 »
About one year ago, I think, I saw an image of a keyboard that was left alone for a while, and when its owner got back the case had disintegrated into dust.

Does anyone know about it?

****ty plastic, what else?
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Re: Keyboard turned into dust
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 14 March 2014, 18:52:21 »
I think the picture was of a Keyboard repartedly struck by lightning.

something like this
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40004.msg790680#msg790680

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Re: Keyboard turned into dust
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 14 March 2014, 23:37:27 »
How long is "a while"?

And what sort of environment was the keyboard in (corrosive dust, heavy air pollution etc.)?
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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