Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Wed Aug 20 15:10:39 CDT 2008
On Wednesday 20 August 2008 13:36, Gene Buckle wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Aug 2008, Alexandre Souza wrote:
> >>> I use an IBM model M with a PS2-to-USB converter :o)
> >> I use a Unicomp Customizer. It's black/silver and has native USB. It
> >> also uses the famous IBM/Lexmark buckling-spring mechanism.
> > BTW an old dream of mine is finding an IBM "M" keyboard with the
> > trackpoint (know as "clitoris" in Brazil...go figure! :oD). I'd love to
> > buy one, any info? :oD
> The only difference is that you can't remove the key tops like you could
> with an original Model M.
Speaking of key tops, most of what I've seen out there is one bit of plastic
keycap, but this IBM I'm typing on seems to have a two-part approach to
things. I know this because the "-" key on the numeric pad is missing the
upper portion, the one with the "-" on it, so what's there is both a " "
key and also smaller than all the rest of them.
Anybody got a spare "-" handy?
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