The Secret to Internet Success

In a recent episode of The Talk Show, John Gruber opens with his brilliant observations on the true secrets of internet success. John says that the secret to fame and fortunate on the internet does not relate to what computer you have or what language you code in. Instead, there are three elements that are common to all successful people on the internet:

  1. They drink coffee and they make it in a fussy way. Grinding your own beans is a minimum.
  2. They have a loud, “clicky” keyboard. The Apple Extended Keyboard or one of those new Das keyboards will fit the bill.
  3. They have a Sodastream and drink copious amounts of super-carbonated water.

I am two-thirds of the way to the pot of gold. I have a Sodastream and create the requisite hyper-carbonated bottles of delicious mineral water. With my French press, my burr grinder, and my extensive ritual of preheating pots and cups, I rank in the top tier of fussy coffee makers.

Does anyone know where I can get a good deal on an Apple Extended Keyboard?


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  1. Sorry, but I don’t think a French Press cuts it.
    There has to be something pushing 16 bars to count.
    This is a pic of three 60+ couples holidaying together with four different ways of making coffee.
    Nespresso, Handpresso, Aeropress and in the background a drip filter.
    The boiled egg routine was even more complicated.
    Best regards

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