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aek at bitsavers.org
Thu Jul 28 16:01:21 CDT 2016
On 7/28/16 12:20 PM, Electronics Plus wrote:
> I also participate in at least one of the "dreaded" keyboard forums.
> Why are they so dreaded to you guys? I have found them to be fantastically helpful!
Well, I find them helpful as well, like the guys who have reversed-engineered the Wyse
keyboard protocol and built keyboard adapters.
All I've noticed is you don't see terminals with keyboards any more, especially ones with
ALPS or Cherry keyswitches, and while you see lots of listings for Wyse keyboards because
of the demand for the keyswitches, you see almost none for Televideo and especially Qume.
Since they are all out of production now, it will just end up in the future that you'll just
use whatever PS/2 or USB keyboard you can find with an adapter to the original protocol.
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