Boing Boing Gadgets has great run down of “perfect” gadgets, ones that can’t really be improved on in largely significant ways. As a Unix dork I only take marginal offense at the comment below about keyboard layouts.
Forget about Dvorak for a moment: no one’s talking about keyboard layouts here. There’s a surprising number of tattooing patterns for the flat protrusions of the modern keyboard… some better for different countries, some better for Unix dorks.
But isn’t that, in itself, some sort of wonderful commentary on the conceptual purity of the keyboard? That the only bickering going on is in the way alphanumeric keys are arranged… but not the base technology of the device?