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Keyboard Nerdery: The Apple Extended Keyboard II and IBM 101

Derek K. Miller gets it:

I spent many a year pounding my fingers on an Extended II, in university and as a freelance technical writer. The IBM 101 is a very different beast, also built like a tank but with a more metallic, punchy feel, and an audible note to its astoundingly loud typing sound.

He’s got photos of his collection over at Flickr.

For what it’s worth, I’ve gotten a slew of recommendations this week from IBM keyboard aficionados, recommending keyboards from Unicomp, a company that still makes IBM-style keyboards with buckling spring key switches.

Friday, 2 May 2008