Pet Please #118: The Raised Ridges on the F and J Keyboard Letters

Biddy takes up a lot of desk space.

Biddy takes up a lot of desk space.

Today is Thanksgiving, so it makes sense that my post would be a pet please. It’s a good day to reflect on the big things in my life that mean a lot to me, as well as the little things that make my life better.

Lately one of my cats, Biddy, has found it very important to lay on my desk between me and my keyboard. I continue working whenever he does this–it’s actually kind of nice once he picks a spot.

But I can’t see the keyboard at all when Biddy’s in position. I have no way of knowing if my fingers are on the right keys until I start typing.

Fortunately, like most modern keyboards, the F and J keys have that little ridge that says, “Hey, index fingers! Over here!”

It’s the tiniest design touch, but it makes such a great impact, and not just for cat people. Those little ridges mean that you never have to look at your keyboard when your hands reach for it. Which I would bet is hundreds of times a day for anyone who works at computer.

So yeah, today I’m thankful for friends, family, backers, cats, and those raised ridges on the F and the J. What little design touch are you thankful for today?