more vintage computer stuff

Electronics Plus sales at
Thu Jul 28 16:14:07 CDT 2016

Televideo keyboards are kind of rare. Qume I believe were rubber dome, so I usually don't pick them up. People always ask for the mechanical boards.

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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Al Kossow
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Subject: Re: more vintage computer stuff

On 7/28/16 12:20 PM, Electronics Plus wrote:

> I also participate in at least one of the "dreaded" keyboard forums.
> Why are they so dreaded to you guys? I have found them to be fantastically helpful!

Well, I find them helpful as well, like the guys who have reversed-engineered the Wyse keyboard protocol and built keyboard adapters.

All I've noticed is you don't see terminals with keyboards any more, especially ones with ALPS or Cherry keyswitches, and while you see lots of listings for Wyse keyboards because of the demand for the keyswitches, you see almost none for Televideo and especially Qume.

Since they are all out of production now, it will just end up in the future that you'll just use whatever PS/2 or USB keyboard you can find with an adapter to the original protocol.

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