[sdiy] Mac users - excellent keyboard similar to IBM

Michael E Caloroso mec.forumreader at gmail.com
Mon May 31 16:05:08 CEST 2021

"Easy on the joints" is a matter of perspective.

I never had joint problems until I developed Tendinitis while
developing software on a VAX mainframe.  Those VAX keyboard were


On 5/31/21, jslee <john at sleefamily.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 31 May 2021, at 00:48, Michael E Caloroso via Synth-diy wrote:
>> 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
> As someone who has had joint problems since teen years (rheumatoid
> arthritis) I tried buckling-spring keyboards a few times and lasted less
> than five minutes. Just typing the classic “the quick brown fox…” made me
> feel tired!
> Not even in the same galaxy as “easy on the joints”.
> There does seem to be a lot of options for people who like antisocial loud
> keyboards, though.
> John

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