I have a black Logitech keyboard. If you stand it on its end, it looks a little like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Not quite the same dimensions, of course. The monolith is 1 by 4 by 9. My keyboard is .75 by 5.625 by 17.75. That’s almost twice as long, but it still reminds me of that iconic book and movie shape. And perhaps that’s exactly what the monolith is, or represents. In 3001: The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke reveals that it’s really a simple computer, even kind of stupid in some ways.