Matt Stenson

This is the personal site of Matt Stenson. I'm a programmer, nerd, mountain biker, skier and outdoors enthusiest. I'll blog about different stuff here. I like open software and privacy focused tools.

Macbook Keyboards

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The new 16″ macbook pro laptop was recently announced with a “new” keyboard. And by “New” apple basically means the old, good keyboard. I currently work on a 13″ with butterfly keys and had been using the laptop keyboard pretty much exclusively. However, due to some hand soreness I’ve been having, I decided to try to go back to an external keyboard.

Oh my goodness!

The butterfly keyboard is so, so bad. After only a couple of hours of typing back on a regular keyboard I can imagine going back. Those keyboards are honestly horrible and I fear my macbook may become basically a desktop. The fact that Apple shipped this keyboard for multiple years really is quite baffling. I wish they had swallowed their pride and just reverted the design a long time ago.