Evolution of the Apple Mouse
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Sep 27 14:05:39 CDT 2010
> I found reading about the IBM MODEL M keyboard more interesting.
> My computer just died, and had to buy a new one. The USB keyboard that
Hmmm... I guess that's why I have test gear ;-)
> came with it, is too cheap with too many keys that I can't type with it.
> So I got looking for 'THE BEST KEY BOARD MADE' on the web,
> and I ordered a NEW refurbished model M and the correct USB adapter
> to go with it. So what, key boards do you all use, if for don't have a
> DEC terminal online?
I prefer an IBM Model M, period. Mine is currently in need of cleaning,
and minor repairs (I do this from time to time), so I am currnetly using
a horrible cheap thing with rubber domes and membrane contacts . It's
not at all pleasnt or reliable (and although I've only had it a month or
so, the legends are already wearing fof the keys . Must get that Model
 The modem M is actually a membrane contact device, but it has bucling
spings and flaps to actuate it, and it feels a lot nicer.
 Yes, I do rememebr dual-shot-moulded keycaps. Many of my machines
have them. And those to not wear off.
Other keyboards I quite like are the VT100 one, the HP9826/9836 and the
'clicky' HP keybaords used on the HP150, Integral and the earlier HP-HIL
I don;t like the later HP-HIL keyboard (46021) which is a capacitive
matrix design, or the DEC LK201.
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