NEC ProSpeed 386

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue May 31 14:01:02 CDT 2016

On 05/31/2016 11:21 AM, Dave Wade wrote:

> I don't like the Model "M" keyboard. It's a bit like wanting a
> tracker organ rather than my Yamaha EL90. The keys require
> significant pressure to operate and if you are not used to it its
> actually hard work. I am not really used to this Lenovo Thinkpad T410
> keyboard, but the Thinkpad laptop keyboards haven't really altered 
> For a long time, even though IBM sold the business to Lenovo.

It could be a matter of what you learned to touch-type on.  For me, it
was a manual Underwood office machine.  It took some time to get used to
an electric typewriter--too twitchy.  One thing that's probably been
lost to time is the need for a uniform striking force when using a
manual typewriter.

With that in mind, the Model M is the best of the recent (<30 years) lot.

Nothing wrong with tracker-action organs, IMOHO.  There's an immediacy
of "feel" to them, not easily reproduced by
electronic/electrical/pneumatic keying. I'm speaking from the home town
of John Brombaugh, so allowances must be made, naturally.

Just call me an old fossil.


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