Guy Dunphy guykd at optusnet.com.au
Thu Sep 6 18:47:20 CDT 2018

Heh, another Guy. Who likes short keyboards, same as me. I refuse to use anything
but 10keyless keyboards, since I object to the extra distance between mouse at right
and the alpha key area. I never use the numeric pad if it's there.


At 09:28 AM 6/09/2018 -0700, you wrote:
>My biggest complaint with DEC terminals (and clones) that came after the VT100
>(such as the VT220/VT320/etc) is that the terminals are nice and small but the
>keyboards are *huge* (almost twice the width of the terminal itself).
>I like having a keyboard that matches the size of the terminal and the VT100 is
>along those lines.
>It is also the same complaint that I have with IBM 3178/9 terminals (e.g. connect
>to IBM 370 mainframes), where the terminal is relatively small but the keyboard is
>significantly wider (being a derivative of the IBM PC/AT keyboard) and IMHO
>would have been far better if IBM had left off the number pad.
>TTFN - Guy

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