A Laptop Your Great-Grandfather Would Love Photos of a laptop computer with a keyboard from an old-fashioned typewriter are making the rounds on tech blogs. Whether it really works, or whether it's just a sculpture, readers really, really want one.

A Laptop Your Great-Grandfather Would Love

A Laptop Your Great-Grandfather Would Love

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Is this "laptype" a leftover prop from the movie Brazil? hide caption

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Is this "laptype" a leftover prop from the movie Brazil?

People who like the latest in computer design are circulating a photo on the tech-gadget blogs. It's a laptop computer -- with the usual sleek screen -- but the keyboard is from an old-fashioned typewriter, with raised letters that look rickety enough to get stuck.

There's a wooden space bar, and even a telegraph key over the trackball. The computer was designed by "a creative Japanese fellow," as the Engadget blog calls him.

But there's some debate about whether it really works, or whether it's just a sculpture.

At least one blogger doesn't seem to care, and writes, "Even if it turns out that this doesn't work, I still covet it."