Taika Waititi, winner of this year’s Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for “Jojo Rabbit,” says Apple’s keyboards make him want to go back to the PC, and the Writers’ Guild of America should demand action by Apple.
The writer jokingly made the comments during interviews following his Oscar win on Sunday night, when he was asked what the most pressing concerns for writers are today.
Taika Waititi jokes about what writers should be asking for in the next round of talks with producers: “Apple needs to fix those keyboards. They are impossible to write on. They’ve gotten worse. It makes me want to go back to PCs” #Oscars pic.twitter.com/vlFTSjCfZm
— Variety (@Variety) February 10, 2020
“Apple needs to fix those keyboards, they are impossible to write on [and] they’ve gotten worse,” he told Variety. “It makes me want to go back to PCs. Because PC keyboards, the bounce-back for your fingers is way better. It’s a way better keyboard and those Apple keyboards are horrendous.”
Waititi, who also directed and starred in “Jojo Rabbit,” says that even “the latest one” is poor, possibly referring to the recently-released 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Waititi says that he has RSI, which is known in New Zealand as Occupational Overuse Syndrome or OOS.
“I’ve got some shoulder problems, I’ve got OOS,” he continued. “And what happens is you open the laptop and you’re like this [hunched over]. we’ve just got to fix those keyboards. The WGA needs to step in and actually do something.”