Message from discussion new ergonomic keyboard
From: Raymond Wiker <r...@RAWMBP-2.local>
Subject: Re: new ergonomic keyboard
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 22:52:30 +0100
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Tim Bradshaw <t...@tfeb.org> writes:
> On 2010-11-24 08:12:02 +0000, Torsten Mueller said:
>> The summit of keyboard development was reached by IBM in the late 80s.
>> Yes, that's 20 years ago. After this point in history _every_ further
>> development was only made for commercial reasons.
> I don't have an opinion on the ergonomicity question (I'm lucky that I
> don't get any significant RSI-type things, even though I use mostly
> keyboards which are obviously really nasty[*]), but some of those old
> IBM keyboards were indeed lovely I think. Older Sun (type 3 and
> before) were nice as well. For a long time I used to want to get one
> ad make some little 80xx-based converter to drive USB. I've given up
> now as I realise I'll never own a computer which isn't a laptop again.
If you mean the (clicky) Model M keyboards, then the heir to
these is available from Unicomp, with an option for USB.
The "Customizer 105" with a USB connection is only $69, which
makes it an absolute steal compared to any of the keyboards supplied
with desktops from Dell, Hp, &c.
I have four of these, with one permanently connected to my Mac