11:04am, Monday 5 March 2007
I have a nice HP keyboard at work. Its best feature is the removable numeric keypad, which I promptly removed and lost, leaving me with a sensibly-sized keyboard. I wanted another one the same for at home. Tricky; it seems HP only made them for a short time. I found one on Ebay and bought it. When it arrived I was surprised to find it was a different layout to the keyboard I already have (UK vs US; \ ` ~ and other symbols are in different places, and there's no # key). But it's the same model and part number as the keyboard I already have! Dear HP, please investigate the concept of unique part numbers.