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

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at
Tue May 31 20:45:00 CDT 2016

> On May 31, 2016, at 5:38 PM, Pete Turnbull <pete at> wrote:
> Yet I had a colleague whose keyboard was made with all-blank caps.  Very interesting when he needed help, or got me to demonstrate a problem - which luckily were very rarely.

My other Cherry keyboard I love is some sort of "gaming" model.  That means they print the key legends on the *front* of the keys, not the tops.  I know not why.  The tactile feel of it is even better than the WASD (it very closely mimics the Courier 3270-clone keyboards), but I just can't use the damn thing because my eyes have no point of reference, and I need that even when I touch type.  (When I get out of sync, specifically.)

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