[rescue] For all the Model M keyboard fans:
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Nov 21 09:22:20 CST 2006
Mon, 20 Nov 2006 @ 19:46 -0600, Scott Newell said:
> I dunno, I guess it depends on how you define a 'real' Model M.
> >From http://www.clickykeyboard.com/buyersguide.htm:
> "71G4644 is also labeled as Model M and has similar metal plate and
> heavy-duty plastic construction, but it is not a clicky keyboard.. it uses
> rubber-dome switches instead of buckling springs.."
Mon, 20 Nov 2006 @ 20:04 -0600, Bill Bradford said:
> Here's the "rubber dome" one that I got off eBay:
Well, obviously they did make them.
I'm glad I never ended up with one, because I did buy some from that
Something I'll have to remember in the future when I get more.
> Right now on all my Macs I'm using Unicomp USB "Customizer 104"
> keyboards that have the Windows key(s) - they easily remap to the
> Mac-specific keys.
Just curious: why did you get rid of the Tactile Pro?
Are you trying to use a uniform keyboard on all of your machines?
> The "old" keycaps have a more textured surface and are slightly thicker,
> as far as I can tell.
That depends on how many times you've pounded them... :)
My Model M is still fairly well textured, but is slowly starting to turn
slick in spots.
Other keyboards I've had went slick in under a year.
shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["The determined programmer can write a
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