Apple & SGI keyboards (Re: NEC ProSpeed 386)

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at
Wed Jun 1 13:57:42 CDT 2016

On Wed, 1 Jun 2016, Raymond Wiker wrote:
> The Apple //e, //c, //c+ and //GS all had mechanical and somewhat clicky 
> keyboards (using various types of Alps keyswitches). I'm also pretty 
> certain that the original Mac had a (very nice) clicky keyboard.

Cool. I didn't know about those early mechanical models. I didn't wake up 
to macs until about the Mac II days. I did have a friend with a IIGS. I 
remember playing the Bards' Tale series on there. So, I must have used it 

I was disappointed that they didn't take the IIGS further as a hardware 
platform, but that's only because I loved my SNES (and yes, also my 
Genesis). IIRC, the IIGS has the same processor as a SNES with a 16bit 
bus, no? I like the design of the GS, too. 


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