Something that came up in conversation this weekend (well, this is what happens when you get more than one geek in a room)… on many keyboards, the pipe is in the wrong place.
The pipe — that’s | to you non-geeks — is just to the right of the left-hand shift key on UK keyboards. Position may vary slightly but you get the idea. Now, on some UK keyboards, even though the pipe character appears when pressing that key, more times than not it’s actually the vertical broken bar that’s printed on the keyboard. It’s a ready-made typo just waiting to trip you up!
Are you following? Probably not, here’s a visual (thanks to wired.com for the keyboard image):
So, where’s your pipe, and is it printed correctly?