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Sun Dec 14 12:39:14 PST 2008
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 03:05:30PM -0500, Michael Werneke wrote:
>>> This is why I still use an IBM Model M keyboard on my home computer.
>> Is that the keyboard that came with the original IBM PC? I'd love to use one
>> of those. Can you buy new ones with a USB connection?
>I picked up 4 of them on ebay a few years ago for about $15 ea. I sold
>off two of them for $20 each to other NYLUG members. All you need is a
>USB adapter. These keyboards are like tanks and last forever. If I run
>out of ammo in my handgun defending my home, the Model M is the first
>thing I'm going to pick up.
pckeyboard.com (Unicomp) bought the design from IBM, and now makes a
USB version, and they have numerous layouts, including several with
Control and Escape in nicer places. I'm not sure how their quality
compares to the old ones, but they are the buckling spring type.
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