NEC ProSpeed 386

js at js at
Tue May 31 16:53:05 CDT 2016

On 5/31/2016 2:01 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> 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...
> 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.
> ...
> --Chuck

Interesting observations.  I learned to 
type on both an Apple II and a Brother 
electric typewriter (kinda like a 
daisywheel printer with a keyboard).... 
but I'll never forget the first time I 
laid hands on the original IBM PC 
keyboard.   The quality of that feel!   
The quality of that sound!    I didn't 
like the machine but I loved that 
spacious keyboard.

Many years later, it was nostalgia for 
that feel and sound that led me to 
connecting the 1994 model M I'm still 
using today, on any PC I use.   Any 
other keyboard just won't do.

- J.

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