Keyboard "enthusiasts"

Daniel Seagraves dseagrav at
Tue Jan 23 11:44:14 CST 2018

> On Jan 23, 2018, at 11:35 AM, Guy Sotomayor via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> …are the bane of my existence and should all rot in hell.
> Sorry, I just received an email from a “keyboard enthusiast” who was looking for
> various IBM 327x keyboards and wanted to know if I could help him and I needed
> to vent a little.
> I sent him a polite “no way in hell” response but I’m still angry about it.  These 
> terminals are hard enough to find.  And more often than not, the keyboard is
> missing because some “enthusiast” thought it would be cool to convert it to a PC
> keyboard.  ARG!  And of course the keyboards that they want are the “typewriter”
> keyboards (all of my 3278 terminals have the “data entry keyboard”).

One of them scrapped a Symbolics XL for the keyswitches. That would be bad enough, but it gets worse - They did because they thought it was a CADR "Space Cadet” keyboard.

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