I’m hard on my laptop keyboard.
That photo is my 3 year old MacBook Pro. Gone are
e-r-t-i-o-a-s-h-n plus the Shift key and space bar are showing fatigue. You will see similar patterns on my older 2009 one, and the one before that I managed to crack the shift key.
Several people at the Creative Commons summit like Clint Lalonde were
horrified fascinated by the specter of my keyboard:
A few months back I did some research to find out of such wear as covered on my AppleCare (not clear from search) which I noted expired in May 2017.
I contacted Apple Support this week by chat, only to find out my calendar error; it expired beginning of May. Oops.
said typed I would have to take it to an Apple Store for an assessment of the repair cost. I asked typed if it could be done in one visit since it’s a 2 hour drive to the nearest one.
replied typed that it was likely a 3 day turn round on repair.
sighed typed that my work depends on my laptop and being without it would be challenge (I probably could manage since I have an old spare laptop, but wanted to check the response).
offered typed I could send it in for mail repair that would be 5-7 days.
said WTF typed thanks for the information and are you even listening to me I will think about it.
I then went on Amazon and found an $8 solution, the Kuzy Silicone skin, that arrived in my mailbox 2 days later, both days which I had full access to my laptop.
It’s a bit different feel, but I am getting used to it. And it has a cool color. And my laptop did not leave home. I see no decrease in my frequency of typos.
Apple Self Care.
The post "Keyboard Blues" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2017/05/keyboard-blues/) on May 14, 2017.