I think we need more details than just a smilie and a couple of pictures...
Wait...i think i get it! It's an artistic representation of how Microsoft developed windows, isn't it? Ctrl+Alt+Del, the 3 fingered salute. First photo shows some backwards letters. In the second photo, they're stuck on any old way. In the third, they're covered in paint. In the last, you have a Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard, with what appears to be some kind of special characters on the keys; perhaps representing interaction between you, the user, and the painted Microsoft throw-together.
I'm right aint I!
Microsoft's design methodologies are notoriously bad; they simply don't care about program comprehension and modern design methods. They care about razzle dazzle, money, and suing the pants off anyone who might be doing a better job than them: especially if they're doing it for free. Whether i'm right or wrong, you can't deny my artistic interpretation makes some valid points!
I think that he is going to cast the letters. They are all on sprues, which he will put into plaster, which will go in a furnace and then molten metal will be poured in the mold and then he will have metal whatever-those-things-are.
This could be a really cool idea for a "Modders Challenge". Somebody could create some type of way out there mod and then you have to guess the theme, final design, what materials are used etc.... Anybody?
Oops, so I just realized I Hijacked this post. Sorry.
stainless keyboard. just make sure the return membrane is hearty enough to handle the weight.
Probably a good guess there Maz. Going on the Stainless mouse Filimon did.