It's so nice when a button, a switch, a knob is solidly made and enjoyable to manipulate. I think most people enjoy simple tactile pleasures like this, even if they don't consciously notice, but the past decade or so has been a tactile desert of touchscreens, dodgy laptop keyboards, and mushy unresponsive TV remote buttons.
How do we get a tactile renaissance going?
More constructively, who is doing a good job of this these days? Name a physical control in your daily life that's satisfying to operate.
@jplebreton I think tactile stuff is a big reason why manual transmissions make for that much better experiences in driving. I'm glad I have to deal with them.
It's really too bad that the All Consuming Consumerist Need for Convenience destroyed the market for those in North America. I loathe the search for another MT car if my current one ever breaks before I can be free of personal vehicles.
@jplebreton i got a mechanical keyboard for xmas this year and i am feeling this hard. it's incredible and i kind of hate going to work now because it means going back to the cheap keyboards i used to use everywhere
the tactile thing i probably miss the most though is physical keys on phones. i kept my physical keys as long as i could with one of these bad boys but eventually got pulled into the smartphone world and lost that keyboard as well as my ability to flawlessly text under any circumstances/influences https://witches.town/media/mXdK7GipMLUSc4M_GDE