Shift Happens, a book about keyboards
I’ve had the pleasure of sharing Marcin Wichary’s company on a few occasions, he’s the sort of person it’s impossible to be in a foul mood around. Just a delight.
Since 2016, he’s been working on what he’s referred to as a book, but now looks like something even more wonderful, about keyboards. Yes, the thing you type on, which most of us take completely for granted, Marcin has written over a thousand pages about (two volumes!) with stories, photographs, and history.
This is the only book that connects the world of typewriters to the universe of computers. Whether you’re into vintage typewriters, classic clicky IBM keyboards, or modern mechanical wonders, it will have something for you. None of the above? Get ready to become a keyboard nerd anyway, and look at an everyday boring QWERTY slab with newfound respect
It’s the absolute best kind of obsession. The Kickstarter is coming in February and the book should be published later this year.