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Old 09-30-2010, 07:17 PM
Ric Moore
 
Default usb keyboard

On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 14:59 -0400, Jonathan Hirschman wrote:
> On 9/30/2010 2:28 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 12:09 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> >> On 30 September 2010 09:21, Thufir Hawat<hawat.thufir@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> If you want a *real* keyboard, buy an IBM Model M or a modern version thereof.
> >>
> >> I have 6 of them& I treasure them. They are the best PC keyboards
> >> ever made, in my not-at-all-humble opinion. Noisy but the feel is
> >> unparalleled and they never give me any issues with RSI or anything.
> >
> > The all-time very best computer keyboard I've ever used was on a
> > Televideo 803
> > http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos.asp?t=1&c=1077&st=1
>
> Sorry folks, but the undisputed best keyboard every made was the
> Northgate OmniKey line. Here's the one that I have;
>
> http://www.northgate-keyboard-repair.com/ultra.jpg
>
> It weighs _more_ than IBM M's; it is so heavy and solid that you could
> certainly kill someone with it, and it'd still work perfectly.
>
> It is (was) programmable, and keys are meant to be moved around (they
> used to come with extra keycaps and a puller). It could support PC,
> Amiga and Apple keyboard standards of the time.
>
> I'll be sad when it croaks. You can find them from time to time...

Looks like an XT keyboard. I just love those extra large Enter, alt and
ctl keys. Legal secretaries that I knew could absolutely fly over one of
those. Ric

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My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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