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July 19, 2008

Keyboards

Keyboards are something I'm very passionate about -- I've spent decades of my life pounding on them. I know a good one when I see it. The world is not filled with good ones, its filled with crap that saps your productivity and induces more typing errors than you might otherwise make. I agree with PC World, the IBM Model M is the best that has ever been. I'm typing one one right now and they'll pry my carefully guarded stash of spares from my cold dead hands.

Their resulting 101-key design, 1984's Model M, became the undisputed bellwether for the computer industry, with a layout that dominates desktops to this day. As we peek under the hood of this legend, you'll soon see why many consider the Model M to be the greatest keyboard of all time...
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If you appreciate fine engineering like a fine wine, hit that link and take PC World's slide tour of the guts of the legendary Model M. Those who have used one, know what I'm talking about. Those who haven't might want to pick up a Model M swap meet or flea market and see what you've been missing.


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