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Heinz Mustermann
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The Art of Uselessness by Heinz Mustermann

January 3rd, 2010 3:01 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Design and manufacture a Chindogu invention, that is, an invention that seems like something you would want, but is actually laughably useless and ridiculous.

Standard Apple Wired Keyboard -- Most user-friendly pimped ENTER key!

Reason for not buying Apple for long was what seemed a 'one mouse button is enough' credo, similar to that [un]famous "640K ought to be enough for anybody." quote. So it took years to give it a try. And guess what? They failed again, not meeting my demand: An easy to hit ENTER key. Not something slim like a hungry model from some designers dreams. So here's my fantastic invention: A bigger ENTER key for standard Apple keyboards. One that actually takes up at least a similar amount of keyboard space than German umlauts! Whee!

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posted by Darkaardvark on January 3rd, 2010 5:28 PM

Yeah, I think you've got it-- at first glance it's "Hey, that seems nice, an enter key you can actually hit" and then you realize it's pretty unusable. Chindogus for the win!

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posted by teucer on January 3rd, 2010 7:33 PM

Especially if that's a lappy.