06 December 2009

Thesis Topic

I'M BACK FROM from Geneva but I don't want to talk about my first day of classes, I want to talk about computer keyboards. I went into an internet cafe to check emails and send a note back to Kerri -- standard stuff really. But when I began typing my email I realized that the keyboard was not what I was used to: it wasn't an American keyboard; it wasn't a French keyboard; it wasn't a British keyboard; it was -- apparently -- a Swiss keyboard!!

What the heck! I could barely type on the damn thing. Is it so hard to coordinate computer keyboards in the Western world? I understand that the Russians and Chinese may need different keyboards, but is it really that hard for countries with Latin or Germanic-based languages to just call a meeting and sort this out. Maybe we just need a whole new row for characters like è, ä, ñ, å, and č.

On the bright side, I now have an idea from my thesis: An Analysis of How Inadvertent Typos Due to Different Keyboards Have Affected International Relations Since 1985.

23 comments :

Manue said...

haha hilarious post. thanks jonathan! xx

Emmanuelle

angus said...

Well if anyone can pull it off it would be you jonathan!

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