Take a moment to think about the way our technology works today. Before the 1980s ended, people still widely used the typewriter to store information, and write papers and letters. Today, instead of a large metal box, we have compact plastic computers that store information and are much easier to carry around. The tool for inputting information into computers now is a keyboard.
Keyboards were modeled after the typewriter, keeping the keys in the same order and the functions in about the same place. Instead of a lever that responds mechanically to the keystroke, an electronic signal is passed to record the keystroke. Gamers use keyboards to command specific functions during gameplay, and often set specific commands to numbers and letters for faster results. There are even specially made keyboards for people who do a lot of gaming.
Keyboard have become so advanced that a computer user can get a keyboard that is wireless and can even hook up to a television. Some keyboards are designed to roll up and fit in a backpack, while others are split in half for hand comfort, and there are even keyboards designed to be silent. Technology has come so far with the keyboard that they have even been adapted and implemented into modern phones and other electronic devices.
Out of all the devices used to input information into a computer, the keyboard is still the most widely used device on the market. This is out of devices like the mouse, which is used to control the computers, devices like styluses that read normal pen strokes, and even voice recognition programs. Considering that nearly every part of a computer has been upgraded and changed since computers hit the market in the 1940s, the fact that keyboards have remained virtually the same for as long as they have makes the keyboard one revolutionary device.