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How will the Planck benefit me as a journalist and as a professor of English? Other than I can carry it everywhere. I think each student and faculty/staff member should have their own portable keyboard as a safety precaution since COVID-19. Much easier to disconnect and reconnect a 3.0 port on the front of the school's machine opposed to cleaning the keyboards between classes. IT can easily replace ports or computers. The Drop Alt is a log. So I am getting a Planck to lead by example. I am sure that many will have questions about the Planck. Can I easier navigate through a document? Anyone feel a Preonic would be better for my fields?

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kbrock
2
Nov 25, 2020
You know that feeling you get when you have a nice pen and stationary and start writing a letter to a friend? Yea, that is what this is like. But just as some prefer ball point and others like gel or flairs, it is all a matter of preference. Many have very strong feelings to the way the keys are physically laid out. And the number of keys. I wish this were not the days of COVID so people would be able to pass around more keyboards so we could try out the various layouts before spending the money and time waiting for the GB to ship. While this will not be my daily driver, I'm very glad I have this one. After getting used to a 41 key keyboard, I no longer want to go to the 60's, let alone a full sized one.
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hdsharpe1
108
Nov 25, 2020
Preonic is on my list. I don't think that I can live without the number keys, and it is offered with an acrylic bottom, so that is a plus. I have cheap sandwich orthos board I haven't found the time build that I want to try before I commit 230+ toward one for the collection. Plus, I want to the USBs to be redesigned as well. I have watched a lot of videos presenting counter evidence that ortholiniers may be worse than staggered, so a lot of people have a lot of varying opinions. I don't think I would worry to much about passing between people, especially people that I know. I know over at my brother in laws' nursing home they leave stuff outside for 72 hours and they are the only nursing home not have an outbreak. I think it dies on inorganic surfaces in five days at max, weather dependant, and there is always 91%+ isopropyl alcohol, which is only harmful to certain keycap profiles. In truth, my wife died from it earlier this year. She was already terminal when she caught it, but they told us she had 2 types of pneumonia, one from liver fluid and the other from bacteria caused from scar tissue. They wouldn't even test her for the Covid-19 until someone high-up in the hospital heard my complaints, since they had possible cases across the hallways. Still, I wasn't really at all worried about it either cause I wanted to trust that they knew what they were talking about. I hugged her, I kissed her lips, I laid in the bed breathing in her air all those final days. I'm 95% certain she had it based on the tests, the symptomatology compared to that of pneumonia, and the life insurance company investigated and decided it was the cause despite not being able to force a judge to have her COD changed. They've put me through a lot of crap. I can't figure out why I didn't get it. I sit her baffled over it every day. Thankful, but baffled. Unless, their timelines is way off and I had it in November of 2019. Anyway,
Cachecat
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Jul 22, 2020
I think the beauty of a keyboard like this is the fact that you can program multiple layers, so any key you could ever want to press would never require you to move your hand off the home row. As for the number row on the preonic, I read that some people have just programmed a numpad layer onto their planck. If you mainly write in words, not numbers, I think the extra portability of the planck would work pretty well! :)
hdsharpe1
108
Jul 22, 2020
I wish someone would write a code for major word processors for journalist/writers for numbers, so that you could type out a number (9), control+shift+left arrow to highlight letters and then control+shift+up arrow or down arrow to swap it between numeric and alphabetical form. Something like that would be really helpful a board like this. Something like this probably exists and I just don't know about it. I really love the idea of the Planck though. I also look forward to learning it.
Looke
2
Dec 24, 2020
I think you could do something like that with vim text editor, also i've heard latex is great for writers that use vim.