Documentation for the AT&T Sceptre Videotex terminal
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Wed Nov 21 14:46:22 CST 2007
On 21 Nov 2007 at 15:14, der Mouse wrote:
> I don't recall seeing a computer keyboard that *is* lowercase, ever.
> Modern keyboards are generally connected to systems that map alphabetic
> keystrokes to uppercase and lowercase depending on other state, and
> have keys ("Shift") designed to provide that state, but the keyboards
> themselves have only one case of alphabetic key, and in every case I
> can recall seeing, that case is upper.
I'm very happy that modern keyboards aren't like some of the old
Still, the Caligraph No. 2 had only 72 keys; the keyboard I'm using
to type this has something in excess of 100--and yet requires "mode"
keys to obtain characters. If, on the other hand, modern computer
keyboards had the same number of keys as an 026 keybpunch, I wonder
what our human-computer interfaces would look like today.
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