Keyboard "enthusiasts"

Ed Sharpe couryhouse at
Wed Jan 24 02:31:31 CST 2018

ah  do they  don't  just  collect just loose keyboards  they 'snatch'  keyboards  leaving the rest of the carcus  to of the terminal to  rot??

I knew this  went on with front panels...
In a message dated 1/23/2018 9:40:22 PM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at writes:

 On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 12:35 PM, 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.

Ugh. Don't get me started. I collect terminals. Missing keyboards is a
perennial problem, but it's gotten WAY worse in recent years. I have
two terminals here that are missing the keyboards because some
"enthusiast" bought them out from under me during an eBay transaction.

So, now I have an Infoton and an IBM 3101 here that are completely
worthless because the keyboards are missing.

And I have no hope of ever finding replacements - especially for the
IBM 3101, because that's one of the ones the keyboard jerks really
seem to love because it's the older beam spring kind.


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