Keyboards and the Model M (was Re: NEC ProSpeed 386)

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at
Tue May 31 18:31:47 CDT 2016

>> Hehe, I use my Model M mostly with SGI's that have PS/2 ports. So, I'm 
>> right there with you.

The only sane modern keyboards are the WASD 'CODE' series.  I have the 87 key model:

As someone who has spent years pounding on Cybernex XL83, Ann Arbor Ambassador, and Courier 3270-clone keyboards, mine feels right at home.

Cherry MX (green) mechanical key switches, LED backlit keycaps, and the best part: flip one dip switch and CapsLock is remapped to Control in hardware.  No more fscking around with OS-specific configs to undo *that* brain damage :-)

They aren't cheap, and they're worth every penny!


P.S.  I, too, wish I had APL keycaps for mine.  You can get custom keycaps made, but they don't have the through-the-keycap backlight.

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