[sdiy] Mac users - excellent keyboard similar to IBM

Ben Bradley ben.pi.bradley at gmail.com
Mon May 31 01:55:11 CEST 2021


Don't modern Macs have USB ports? You can get a PS/2 to USB converter
for cheap, then use an original Model M keyboard with a Mac. I don't
know how or if all the keys map. I use one on my Windows machines, the
program menu comes up with ctrl-esc instead of the Windows key.

On Sun, May 30, 2021 at 7:25 PM Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
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> No !   I remember for some reason we got a single IBM PC into the lab at HP which the keyboard made a racket in the open-plan office.  Fortunately HP released the Vectra some time later which had a much better tactile feel and was quiet !
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> From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Adrian Corston
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> To: synth-diy at synth-diy.org
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Mac users - excellent keyboard similar to IBM
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> If it don't clack, send it back.
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> On 31/05/2021 6:58 am, Neil Johnson via Synth-diy wrote:
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>  Michael E Caloroso wrote:
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> Showing my age here... I loved those IBM model M "buckling spring"
> keyboards from the 1980s that had a great tactile feel and were easy
> on the joints.  They were great for work involving frequent typing
> like documentation and software development.  When I threw out my PS/2
> computer I kept the keyboard for my other Windows computers.  I could
> work for hours on them and never have RSI problems, unlike newer
> keyboards.
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> Nice keyboards. At work some years ago we got into clicky keyboards.  I went for this one:
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> https://www.njohnson.co.uk/page/f122.html
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> Click Click click ...
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> Neil
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