Subject: Re: OT: Sticky keys
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Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 16:52:09 -0500
NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 17:47:25 EDT
I type a lot, in private mostly, which offsets the disadvantages of the
newer kb's. Beyond the IBM's there's not one which I've found that
works/feels as well.
"Terry Pinnell" wrote in message
> "jakdedert" wrote:
> >The MS keyboards use a mechanical key which, when pressed, 'stomps' on a
> >piece plastic membrane. These short out and warp all of the time. Ditch
> >and find an old IBM 'AT' keyboard. Here in the States, these are
> >from computer surplus outlets and thrift stores (store which sell items
> >donated to charity) for very little money ($3-$7). They last forever. I
> >have *many* of them...five or six which I use regularly, a few working
> >in reserve; plus a number of 'parts' boards.
> >I buy them *whenever* I see one. For me, there is absolutely no
> >In another group (nashville.general), when we had this discussion many
> >months ago, a poster related that this very same kb was still available
> >from the original OEM supplier to IBM...but I don't recall where I stuck
> >URL. Maybe you can 'google' the original post...although I believe it
> >side discussion to a different topic.
> >Bottom line is: if you can't find an original, they are still available
> >if you can suss out where.
> Thanks. I do actually have an original, gathering dust in my
> shed/workshop. I agree that its positive-click makes it nice to use.
> But it too has its snags: noisy (a consideration when I'm working late
> or up before dawn and my wife Janet is still asleep next door); no
> Windows key; no extra buttons like 'Sleep', 'Calculator', etc.
> I;m tentaively thinking about what I understand to be its modern
> counterpart, the Cherry.
> Terry, West Sussex, UK