I've seen a couple
decrying the perils of working with keyboards with keys in unexpected places, however if you think that's bad
consider the plight of someone such as your everyday Sun system administrator
. Allow me to paint the picture:
In order to manage Unix systems one should ideally have an X based workstation or at the very least a PC X server available. Most people opt for a workstation such as a sparc 5 or an ultra 5. These have a multitude of keyboard layouts, the most common being a type 5 keyboard - the one where a mouse plugs into the underside of the keyboard.
Now, in any decent sized organisation the said sysadmin will also have to use windows to at least read company email - typically using an application such as lotes or Outhouse.
So we have two keyboard layouts on the desk. Those who have sufffered this before will know what I'm talking about. The backspace and caps-lock keys are in not-quite-the-right-position.
This is a cause of great frustration when switching between working on a Sun and working on a PC.
Thankfully, there's now a Sun keyboard that is laid out the same as your regular 101 keyboard - no windows keys, of course.