Serial keyboards

Guy Sotomayor Jr ggs at shiresoft.com
Tue Jun 6 16:48:56 CDT 2017


> On Jun 6, 2017, at 2:46 PM, Anthony DeStefano via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
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>> On Jun 6, 2017, at 4:40 PM, dwight via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
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>> If you look on the ebay for a dolch ethernet sniffer, you'll see
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>> many with no keyboard.
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>> Why would someone separate the keyboard from a box when it
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>> is clipped onto it?
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>> These are not just any keyboard. They have custom shaped cases
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>> and connector specifically for that model dolch.
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>> What would anyone want with those keyboards?
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> Unfortunately, it's because the mechanical keyboard crowd canabalizes old keyboards for keycaps and very rarely switches.  These days you can sell a set of keycaps for more multiples of what a working, complete system will fetch.
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Yes, I’ve been dealing with the morons who strip the keyboards off of (now rare) IBM 327x terminals,
cut the connectors off and wire them up to PS/2 or USB.  May they burn in hell.

TTFN - Guy




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