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I found a model M!

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Lifer
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In the university scrap heap -- I went by tonight for other reasons and on my way out decided to poke around in the junk heap (which I have been repeatedly welcomed to scavenge by it's maintainer) -- and under an old CRT, lo and behold there it was. Who knows if it works, or how long it's been lying outdoors in the elements, but, I couldn't resist grabbing it. :D
 

wetcat007

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Originally posted by: us3rnotfound
Does progress happen for a reason? Or have you found a rare gem? Poll?
It happened in a way that made keyboard cheaper, not necessarily better.
 

mobobuff

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Ooooooh my fingers desire to type to feel its tactile feedback and comforting keystroke clickity noises.
 

montypythizzle

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I got a Model M at my father's house. I may trade it in for this crap Emachines KB, the only drawbacks would be an ugly beige color frame and no Windows key, which may not be a bad thing.
 

montypythizzle

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Heh, they had a Model M in my Cisco lab class, no one else knew the power, er what it sounded like.
Let's just say they were gelus(sic).
 

Martin

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I have a keyboard that is very much like it (similar layout, bulky keys with excellent auditory and tactile feedback) and its brand new :)
 

funkymatt

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willing to part with mine... it's in good condition with all the IBM badges intact. PM me if you're interested.
 

Shadowknight

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Originally posted by: Martin
I have a keyboard that is very much like it (similar layout, bulky keys with excellent auditory and tactile feedback) and its brand new :)
Yeah, some companies still make them, they're just hard to come by. There's some website out there that specializes in carrying those click-keyboards, from waaay back when, to new.
 

Pepsi90919

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Originally posted by: montypythizzle
Heh, they had a Model M in my Cisco lab class, no one else knew the power, er what it sounded like.
Let's just say they were gelus(sic).
:confused:

 

ultimatebob

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I have a Model M keyboard at work, with a "IBM Copyright 1984 - Built in the USA" sticker on the back. I think that someone replaced the AT cable with a PS2 cable, since most IBM keyboards were AT at the time.

It's a classic, which I keep next to a PS/2 mouse and PS/2 "Built for Today, Built for Tomorrow" poster. I think of it as a shrine to retro computer goodness :)
 

TruePaige

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Mmm we use one here, my lady got it as a compromise since it has pretty much the same awesomeness as the keyboard I was going to buy, plus the sturdy retro feel.

I LOVE the Model M.

Saved me a 100 and some dollars over the DAS KEYBOARD keyboard.
 

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