[rescue] IBM mdel M keyboards...The sequel

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Thu Oct 16 13:44:07 CDT 2003

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Bill Bradford wrote:

> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:25:19 -0500
> From: Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net>
> Reply-To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] IBM mdel M keyboards...The sequel
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 06:40:22AM -0400, vance at neurotica.com wrote:
> > That's not the best keyboard they make.  Look for the "On the Stick".
> > Excellent.
> > BTW, you can buy brand new IBM-badged geniune Model M's from them.
> > Nothing saying that you *must* get Unicomp later-models.  You can even get
> > 101-104's with the older style mechanism from the IBM 3270-series terminal
> > keyboards from these people.
> > I've mentioned them before here.
> > Peace...  Sridhar
> I would kill for a USB-interface mac-compatible "big clicky" with
> cloverleaf keys.. My favorite keyboard lately is the MacAlly iKey.  I
> actually use an iKey on my PC here at work.

Some preliminary testing that Teresa and I have done with various
keyboards and Macs seem to indicate that if you got one of the new
Unicomp 104-key keyboards, plugged it into a PS/2<->USB adapter, that
would work rather well, if the USB adapter reports itself as a keyboard.
The Windows key should act as command, and the alt key as Option.

I wouldn't spend any money on that, but, if you have the parts lying
around, give it a shot.  If it works with a random junk keyboard, it'll
work with one of those Unicomp jobs.

Jonathan Patschke  ) "Earth works.  That's proof positive that Mother
Elgin, TX         (   Nature isn't a suit."            --Dave McGuire

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