Re: Keyboards I Have Loved and Lost -- Was: pc keyboard that's "springy" like the Mac's ?

Subject: Re: Keyboards I Have Loved and Lost -- Was: pc keyboard that's "springy" like the Mac's ?
From: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:53:41 -0800

I still love the old original IBM PC mechanical-click keyboards from the 80s and 90s. There are still places that make these but I don't have a URL handy.

Mark

On 1/4/13 11:42 AM, Nancy Allison wrote:

Hi, all.

Monique's question reminded me of the keyboards I still mourn as I clack away on the latest plastic waffle that came with my latest desktop computer.

Best keyboard EVAH: IBM Selectric II.

Oh, wait, maybe I should conbfine myself the digital age!


Second best keyboard: Various rock-solid IBM keyboards of the late 80s and early 90s. I missed each one after I'd moved on to another computer, but they were all good.

Third best keyboard: Corded keyboard I saved on a whim before recycling my Micron WhateverItWas four or five years ago. Boy was I glad I kept it when my wireless Logitech keyboard didn't work when I had to hit F10 during the boot sequence when I got the Black Screen of Death. It has a nice touch, too.

Everything feels -- and sounds -- like a tinkertoy compared to those early keyboards.

Do you still miss a particular keyboard?


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