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Medical transcriptionist melts keyboard

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A medical transcriptionist has been using the same keyboard for 8.5 years to the point where the keyboard began to deteriorate, appearing as if some keys have melted. The most frequently used keys have shown severe wear; most keys no longer show their labels. However, the keyboard, from NMB Technologies model RT2358TW, is still fully functional.


From the images, I’m shocked. I mean, granted its age, I understand that some keys will show some fade wear, but how fast do you have to be typing for your keyboard to start melting? But then again, who uses the same keyboard for nearly a decade?

I think the transcriptionist and Magneto Man should get together and begin their world wide destruction of computers.


Via: Boing Boing


  1. pete
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I call bullshit. A few keys are worn into holes, but not even the spacebar is worn?

    I have a divot in my spacebar after just three years, but the keys are still legible. What, medical transcriptionists don’t use spaces?


  2. Phil
    Posted June 5, 2009 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    You’d think after she wore a hole she’d start getting blisters too. I mean, pull some keycaps off another board or something? lol Fill the holes with epoxy putty?

  3. Wayne
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Should have got a decent keyboard from the start.
    I seem to have mine forever, a Cherry mx 3000
    No annoying windows keys either 🙂 and the letters are part of the keys not a transfer put on top of them.

  4. mp34
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Or she could just swap a damaged key on the board with a seldom used one to fix the problem.

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