I doubt that computer CW will ever be a major mode, but there are those who do it with some level of skill, and quite a few who use code readers to supplement their ears. Sometimes, I even do it, though I'm happy without it up to around 30 WPM and faster on good days, or if copying nice machine-sent code, or in a contest. I have encouraged our new no-code HF brethren to try it, with some caveats. The hope is that they will see the superiority of CW and other non-voice modes, and decide to learn to do it the right way. You see, over here, our beginners are limited to CW on most of the HF bands. They have no other options at night. If they don't want to be stuck on the dead repeaters, they have to upgrade to General Class and go on SSB or learn the code. I think that a big part of our retention problem is that people never get accustomed to getting on the air at night anymore, and lack of something for the beginners to do at night is a big part of it. Until we created this no-code VHF ghetto, new hams always had HF available at night. Before WWII, new hams had almost the same privileges as our current beginners, plus 160 meters so they had a night time phone band. But, there is nothing in the regulations that say they have to send and receive Morse by ear. The code readers actually work much better at higher speeds. There would be nothing to prevent two newbs or no-code higher level licensees from using computers to do Morse at 75 WPM anywhere they like. Imagine the QRM they could generate! Much better, I think , to encourage them to do it in a fashion that's compatible with the rest of us. If they send at a reasonable speed, I can copy it by ear. If I use a keyboard to send, they should be able to copy me. What do we have now, 400,000 Tech licensees or more? I would love to hear about 0.1% of them on the HF CW bands at night, trying to work each other. I've suggested they use 18 WPM - the speed of W1AW bulletins - to maximize the copy by human operators while keeping the computers happy. Learning to send with proper word and character spacing is a big accomplishment in itself. Frequencies around '060' would be a good place to look. My father, a very proficient CW op, built his own keyboard back in the 1960's. He was always looking for the best possible key and keyer, but I think he preferred the keyboard, too. That's all the 'good reason' anybody needs.