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DIFFERENT STROKES...

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WEBWATCH

Ultimate indignity? Or triumph of the righteous?

You decide.

I have just plugged in this neat keyboard. Great.

Works first time. No drivers, converters, whatever. Just like that. Note, please, that it is plugged into a PC. The keyboard, however, is one of those lovely minimalist transparent Ives Mac keyboards. Cost, at about £15.00, was astronomical compared with the average £2.50 PC keyboard. But hey, whoever said Ives design was cheap? And anyway, the only desirable PC keyboard I have ever seen was by IBM and comes only with a rather expensive computer attached. The Ives jobbie is really nice to use. There are some keys I don't understand but that is doubly true on the average PC keyboard.

Apparently the wireless version (a rip-off at twice the price) is also cross platform - but since the next Macs will all be using Intel chips, you could also say that about the computers as well.

Meanwhile, useless things you learn on the Internet -543. Architecture in Helsinki is not the name of yet another dreary Aalto lecture. No. It is the name of a rarity, a successfully touring Australian band, currently in Canada, where they are covering a song by the Toronto locals Zit Remedy.

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