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Wed Mar 21 16:12:34 CDT 2007
Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Mar 21, 2007, at 2:19 PM, Steve Shumaker wrote:
>> That style of keyboard was also used in the "Northgate" computers.
>> They custom designed one of the heaviest keyboards on the market and
>> sold it with their Northgate clones in the mid /ate 80s. Steel
>> frames, virtually no flex, REAL mechanical keys, programmable function
>> sets... The computers have long since disappeared (company folded
>> many years ago) but the keyboards still show up occasionally on
>> e-bay. Called Omnikey and Omnikey Ultra.. I'm still using one today.
> Ahhh, I've heard of the Omnikey, but I don't believe I've ever seen
> one in person. Perhaps I should try to find one of those.
> Are you sure they produced the keyboard themselves?
I'm pretty sure they made the keyboard, but bought the keyswitches from
a supplier. (Alps?)
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