WAY back in the day, in the early ’90s, my Hypercard programming partner, Peter Sugarman, published a concept piece in Mondo 2000, in my “Street Tech” column, on “keyboard chaps,” a two-piece split keyboard you could strap onto your thighs so you could type just as soon as twiddle your fingers. I’ve seen several attempts over the years at similar systems, but few come as close to Peter’s original concept as these (although these are built into the pants themselves, not strap-ons, like Peter’s design). I STILL want my keyboard chaps!

Pants Status: Keyboarded

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Tim

    I love this idea.

    I miss Mondo 2000.