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  • A year with MacBook Pro: reviewing Apple's 2017 pro laptop models

    nunzy said:
     don't worry about the keyboard. The review says that there was no problem found during testing.

    A previous article confirms that the problem is only present in a tiny percentage of devices. People just hate Apple.
    Disagree completely. I don't hate Apple, I hate what is mistakenly called a "Pro" keyboard. The keyboard is absolute junk for fast touch typists, especially in a quiet room or library. It sounds like a train coming with the clickety-clack racket it makes. I bought a new 2017 MacBook Pro and promptly returned it because of the keyboard, and bought a used 2015 MBP. The newer keyboard was disturbing my clients, as well as myself. My 2011 and 2015 keyboards are beautiful - no problems, quiet, easily serviceable. If Apple is going to charge premium prices for a "Pro" machine, they better dump the amateurish Mattel chiclet keyboard or they will lose a lot of customers.
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  • Disgruntled MacBook Pro users petition Apple to recall defective keyboards

    I bought a new MacBook Pro last year and took it back after a few days, all because of the Mickey Mouse keyboard that sounds like a passenger train clickety-clack down the track when touch typing, annoying my clients. How can you use that piece of trash in a library or quiet setting? My 2011 MBPro has a beatiful keyboard. Get real, Apple! You have no right to call it a “Pro” machine with that kindergarden Mattel keyboard. 
  • On Steve Jobs's birthday, don't forget those who made his story possible

    lkrupp said:
    You forgot Rear Admiral Grace Hopper who is credited with writing the first compiler for man/machine interface. She also is the source of the term “bug” to describe a hardware/software failure.
    Yes, her COBOL compiler on the Univac II was ahead of its time. It was an awesome machine for its day, with all kinds of weird and wonderful circuitry: half tube, half solid state (35L6 amplifier tubes used in record players then, that could switch in 35 nanoseconds). It had mercury tube serial registers, could do floating point math and offload to printers, tape drives with input/output synchronizers. And, of course, 4K of core memory, all of which was driven by large generators, as the Univac II was the size of a living room. It had just as much error checking circuitry as it had computational circuitry.

    Several of the main engineers left to form Control Data Corporation, and then genius Seymour Cray left to form Cray supercomputers, of which Apple bought one. It was reported to Cray that Apple had bought one, to which he asked, "What are they using it for?" He was told it was used to design Apple computers. To which he replied, "That's funny, I'm using an Apple computer to design Cray computers..." Wish I had the source of the story...