Sun people and keyboards
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Dec 3 01:44:52 CST 2008
On Nov 30, 2008, at 9:48 AM, Brad Parker wrote:
>> Does anyone here have pull with Sun Microsystems or know someone
>> who does?
>> I'm trying to get the right person jazzed up about the idea of a
>> Type 7
>> keyboard built like a Model M. I've already emailed
>> about it and they'll do the engineering and design work for about
>> $27k. A
>> Type 7 sells brand new for around $50. I'm sure people would be
>> more than
>> willing to pay twice as much for a "Type 7m".
> Could you explain a little more? I got off the sun bus around type 4
> What's special about a model 7? and whats a "Model M"?
> Back in the day I loved my sun keyboard, but it looked like this:
> i.e. with the control key in the correct place :-)
Good heavens, "Weird OLD Sun keyboard"...That's a Type 5, damn new
in my book. I still have my Type 2s...more than a decade older than
that. They felt great, too.
Those Type 5 keyboards, and their much nicer (IMO) predecessors,
the Type 4, were available with the control key in both the right and
the wrong places.
Port Charlotte, FL
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