Another idea that I like, although I don’t expect to see it anytime soon. It sounds like something out of one of those physical-challenge based reality game shows on tv, but imagine a larger than life typewriter where you have to crawl all over the keyboard and physically press the keys down with your hands to type a letter. Now imagine a typing test, where you’re given a selection from Shakespeare and you have to copy it. For speed and accuracy. Go.
What’s the point? Why, it’s a piece of physical fitness equipment, of course (hence the thighs reference). I threw in the “speed and accuracy” bit for myself since I could use the cardio. But I like how the original idea adds that your prize is, in fact, a printout of what you wrote. I’m all about the using Shakespeare as source material wherever you can.
I just realized that this is a literature geek’s version of Dance Dance Revolution! :) You know, using some of the techniques that have been invented to map the alphabet to the 9 digits of a cell phone, you could probably come up with a dance mat very similar to DDR and make this a video game. You wouldn’t get the same quads workout but the cardio would go through the roof. I think I may go write that.