Clack to the Future - A discussion on origins, the now, and what lies ahead for us all.
Within 24 hours of receiving the first Mechanical Keyboard of his life, a gentlemen made the mistake of placing a tall glass of milk right next to his brand new keyboard. When he returned to his desk, a clumsy swing of his elbow emptied the tall glass's contents all over his brand new keyboard. It was an Addesso, with Cherry MX Blues, and he spent about a week drying it out and cleaning it from top to bottom, inside and out. The keyboard never functioned as fully expected, and his 'day one' experience was quite miserable. Despite his misfortune, he valued his first experience very much, and has had only mechanical keyboards sporting his desk for the past four years since.
This gentlemen was my roommate, this was his very first experience with a Mechanical Keyboard, and I was there when it happened.
Time and time again, I've have the pleasure to introduce mechanical keyboards to my colleagues, and walk many of them through the process of acquisition. Many of these friends have let me be apart of their first experiences, and I want to know yours too. Regardless of tenure and experience, you have a lot to share, and you all have something to share about your experience with keyboards that make them unique. If you don't even have one yet, you still are here, and probably have a reason why you're waiting for what lies ahead. What was your first experience finding this community? Do you have a keyboard? How has it made it's place in your life?
There's dozens of stories you can all share. There's also the chance that you're very new to them. The community contributors arouse creativity in us, and in doing so, creations emerge that weren't considered a reality until someone else shared their own flavor and ideas. This community benefits from fresh eyes being welcomed with open arms. The working example is that we have some amazing polls. Users generate plenty of ideas, and fresh eyes contribute to some very unique pieces that we've seen. Enough of you making enough noise can create access to products that aren't available from the resources of one everyman type of person, and can drive the momentum away from repetition to something fresh.
Here's some questions for you:
What was/is your first Mechanical Keyboard?
Does it have a story behind it, or how you got it?
What are you using now?
If you have done some customization on it, I'd love to see.
What are you eagerly looking forward to?
I know there are some folks here mutually waiting for the 1976 set.