(I assume that some models also include the ()-=+ keys for completeness)
There are bluetooth numberpads, though, those should work. Something like this: http://store.apple.com/us/product/H0321VC/A (just found it, never used)
iOS on the iPad is said to have USB keyboard support. I don't have the necessary hardware to back that up though.
I have to say, I'm a little baffled. Phones are for phoning. Computers are for computing.
Let me put it another way - do you think calculators are completely redundant?
If you find something, let me know!
Quaintly antique machinery and DIY — this is probably going to be a hit with the steampunk community.
Then, if someone owns the copyright to the soundtrack, they file a complaint against only that, and the video remains up. Or, they can file against the whole thing, and have it completely blocked (assuming sufficient rights).
http://mashable.com/2009/01/14/youtube-mutes-videos/ for a random (and old) reference.
They've already re-encoded their entire library once (for WebM support), so in theory they are capable of it. The storage requirements might be a killer though.
I suspect it's technically possible, but maybe the potential revenue from the effort wouldn't make economic sense.
but this does seem expensive.
big keyboard connector --> small keyboard connector --> USB
Could any enthusiasts (I consider myself an amateur) weigh in?
Actually sounds like a fair price to me. But perhaps you are used to getting your electronics assembled overseas on a massive scale by (essentially) slave labour.
More power to you for selling these things for $500! Ha!
I still use a typewriter for all my prose (currently an Olivetti) for the one dumb reason that it's the only way I've found to stop myself from editing my writing as I write it.
I'd been contemplating picking up a refurbished Selectric (as just the hum that emits after turning it on brings back wonderful memories), but this would have the added benefit of also making a digital copy (which I do at some point want for editing).