I can never predict people's reactions to new technology.
When iPhone came out, it wasn't available in Canada, so we Canadians had to drive down, pay duties or taxes bringing it back across the border, jailbreak and unlock them so they would work on our networks. My first trip I brought back a few for family and friends.
I gave my stepmother one. She is totally afraid of technology. It tooks years of coaxing before she signed up for email in 2005. Never sent an SMS in her life. First online banking transaction in 2012.
Anyway, back in 2008, late one evening I get an SMS from a foreign number. While on vacation, she had managed to buy a local SIM card, pop it in, and proceeded to let us know she was settled in her hotel. First SMS ever, no assistance. Blew my mind.
My younger brother built PCs for family and friends. When I give him an iPhone, he would not stop complaining about it to me. It's a lot heavier than his old phone. It doesn't have any rubber so it slips from my hands. What kind of braindead engineers at Apple would come up with such a slippery, stupid design?!?
One day he hands me cash. "I've had enough of that piece of !@#$." He sold the phone and returned the money to me. Bought a simple phone instead.
I thought I knew my family's propensity toward technology, but both outcomes were truly surprising.
Today, both my stepmom and my younger brother get excited about Apple launches. Just about everyone in my family has a newer iPhone than mine. Younger brother sees me still using an iPhone 4S and gets frustrated that it takes too long for me to reply in Facebook Messenger, so he finds me a really great deal on a used 6 Plus.
I think that people's reception to a new technology paradigm isn't based so much on their technology affinity, though there is likely some correlation, but largely on social perceptions. Early keyboard adopters and mobile aficionados will be overjoyed when their units arrive. Others we don't think would adopt, might decide it's a great opportunity to learn touch typing. And yet others might be too much in a rush at that point in life, or they might want to see other people using TextBlade, before it dawns on them that it is possible to make quantum leaps on 150 year legacy technology!
I think TextBlade is like that. We're in the early phase of disruption (or you could say it hasn't started until GR). But eventually there will be very few 4-lb, 2-foot long bars taking up precious desk space. And maybe even more important, lots fewer people developing or suffering from RSI.
When iPhone came out, it was ridiculed by tech giants, Steve Ballmer's comments being particularly memorable. Every single phone manufacturer had something to say, and I don't recall any of it being flattering!
I recall BlackBerry-toting coworkers spewing all sorts of anti-Apple and anti-iPhone rhetoric, and teasing me that I couldn't join the cool kids cos I didn't get a BlackBerry PIN... until the company policy changed and you could choose - then there was a mad rush of switchovers that IT couldn't keep up with.