Before the world of e-mail, the delete key was a poor cousin of the backspace key. Yes, it was useful when you had written a sentence before another sentence that wasn’t quite as good, but otherwise it was about as worthwhile as June Sarpong in a homeopathic chemists.
But the advent of Microsoft Outlook means that delete is one of the most useful keys on the board. If your job is anything like mine, you will spend at least a quarter of your day hammering away on the delete button in an attempt to stave off the robotic hand of the system administrator. So how long will it be before evolution, or keyboard designers, develop a board that looks more like this?