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February 18th, 2004

Keyboards for Applications

Wow. I’ve got to admit that I found this link elsewhere (What Do I Know, to be exact,) but this took me back – a Flash keyboard overlay.

Back in the Olde Days, when keyboards were big and screens were green, I remember a large number of keyboards and keyboard overlays like this. You could get them for just about any software available, including WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3. (Remember that?) To me, this spoke to just how complex that software was. I haven’t worked with Flash in a number of years, but this keyboard’s presence doesn’t exactly surprise me.

Do you think you’d use something like this? Or do you? I think I know at least one Pinger out there using high-end software who could use some keyboard shortcuts right on the keyboard. I’m really glad that I don’t have to type Ctrl- Z- X- 2- 4- 2 just to get a carriage return, though.

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