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News Das Keyboard launches 'smart' 4Q keyboard

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 8 Nov 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Internet connected keyboards: for when you want the keylogger to be built into the device from the factory.
     
  3. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    Looking forward to the inevitable "4Q2"
     
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    Hmm..Why unfortunate... Did I miss a reference?


    <says aloud>

    Oh.

     
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  5. edzieba

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    New Das Kayboard project coming soon: the 4KMEE, in collaboration with Mike Myers!
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Exactly. Surely someone, somewhere, during the development process actually said the name aloud? Surely?

    Unless that was the entire point: I mean, to be fair, I probably wouldn't have bothered covering it if it weren't for the name...
     
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    Or it was some inside joke by trying to sound like Fork, a common term in the world of open source and an indirect mocking of other keyboard software often lacking Linux support?
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Given its predecessor is the 5Q (fivekew), which isn't anything and which launched without the promised Linux support (which it has now received in buggy, beta form), I'mma say not.
     
  9. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Perhaps you're meant to say it in German with a Texan accent.
     
  10. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Probably deliberate. It's exactly the sort of thing marketing departments think is edgy and will garner coverage. Despite the name Das Keyboard are American, so it wasn't a language thing.
     
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