"But, sir, I fix shoes," protested the Cobbler.
"How can I check my electromagnetic telegrams, then? By Pony Express?"
I happened upon an episode of MAKE: Television on PBS recently, and it featured the steampunk modifications of everyday objects by Jake Von Slatt.
Maker Profile - Steampunk on MAKE: television from make magazine on Vimeo.
Here he is explaining some of his creations on Wired Science:
At the very least, I want someone competent (probably not me) to make me a steampunk computer keyboard, as long as it makes loud typewriter clicks.
Someone else modified an old HP laptop to look like a music box when closed. See it in action, especially with the key and quill:
After watching the WSJ video, apparently this Datamancer guy creates custom keyboards for $700 to $1000. Or between $1200 and $1500, from the info in his website.
In conclusion, I want all these things inside my airship, and duplicated in my Nautilus. Post-haste!