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...here's a "potential" glitch area-maybe- I have not seen addressed. I was cleaning out my keyboard, and had it disassembled. well....WHAT'S ALL THEM CHIPPY LOOKIN THINGS IN THERE? I have not seen this question addressed or answered anyplace. I mean, with all this emphasis on the computers and the software, here's this innocent looking take it for granted thing we all use. I raised the question before, just trying again, techno-hacks. Thanks! zog the most curious.......
-- zog (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 06, 1999
OK here's a simplistic answer:
count the keys on your keyboard. How many are there ? Probably over 100. Now, do you see over 100 wires coming out of your keyboard ? No ? Well that's what the 'chippy things' are there for, to create 'scancodes' for each of the keys, and to work the LEDS !
And no before you ask, I don't expect any compliance problems with keyboards, the biggest problem at New Year will probably be spilt drinks !
-- a programmer (email@example.com), November 06, 1999.
If zig and zag are left and right, is zog up?
-- snooze button (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 06, 1999.