Esc Key Emergency

image: Red-escape-key

Apple is removing the Escape key from their new MacBook Pro. This is worse than removing floppy drives, CD drives, and headphone jacks combined. If you're like me you still use vi every day. Having to toggle virtual buttons constantly would force me to move to some sort of (gasp!) GUI editor.

I guess there's no stopping progress. I'd probably attach an external mechanical keyboard to one of those laptops anyway. (If they still have USB ports.) Don't get me started on laptop keyboard key switches.

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I was being over-the-top with my USB ports comment but the punchline here is that they moved to a new type of USB port:

https://medium.com/charged-tech/apple-just-told-the-world-it-has-no-idea-who-the-mac-is-for-722a2438389b#.3jdeh1qb1

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a million dongles hanging from every laptop port, forever.
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