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Interesting, thinner keyboards could also mean bigger batteries. Batterylife is the only thing I can complain about on my MacBook Air 11-inch.
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Eh, I dunno... how much force is required to depress a key on these keyboards? Too little and anything you drop on the keyboard could create disaster. Even a strong, downward breeze could cause problems.
 
The article is about thinner typing devices rather than smaller and smaller keyboards. The keys are the perfect size for touch typing. Our touch displays are already the thinnest input devices. Sounds like a patent with prior art.
 
I think Apple does the best keyboards you can buy, and I am sure that if they make something like this they will still be the best. Only thinner.
 
+Hrvoje Peranovic They have to perfect the keyboards first. You can already get some slim ones. If only they could find thinner batteries then we would have the perfect size and feel.
 
Well but aren't there issues with keyboard sizes and repetitive motion injuries? Thinner keyboards=less travel time=more injury?
 
+Nick Chapman Good point, i have no idea. I use the touchscreen keyboard on my iPad many hours everyday and I feel no pain. I think that could be individual.
 
Definitely a very individual thing - and mice seem to be more of an issue than keyboards these days.

But I suspect that texting thumb is going to be a problem.

One thing about battery life - with advances in solar cells, I think a great system with flexible solar arrays on/ as backpacks to juice up our toys while we walk is imminent. You can do it now but it's still a bit slow and expensive
 
It's about how you position your hands and the keyboard. If it's November and you're working on nanowrimo you're definitely going to feel pain after a few days of typing.
 
+Nick Chapman Luckily I don't use a mouse. Haven't done in years, and when OS X Lion where released, the TouchPad was even more natural. Agree on Solar cells.
 
+Stefan Svartling Actually I have more trouble with the TouchPad than I do with anything else. I think it has to do with what pre-existing injuries/sensitivities you bring to the situation.

It's clear though that whatever you use, breaks and changes and rests are crucial. I think some sort of breakware should be mandatory on all systems. (Though turn-off-able obviously.) You know, like seat belts.
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