Keyboard "enthusiasts"

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Wed Jan 24 12:42:27 CST 2018

I had no idea you wanted one! I just sold 1 in superb shape, but yes, the fellow did pay a fortune for them. He is in Canada.

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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ian Primus via cctalk
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:40 PM
To: Guy Sotomayor; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Keyboard "enthusiasts"

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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