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hpr0798 :: The IBM Model M Keyboard

A in-depth look at the IBM Model M keyboard, and why it's so delicious

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Hosted by Germ on 2011-08-23 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
hardware, vintage hardware, keyboard, mechanical keyboard. 5.
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Duration: 00:12:08


In this exciting adventure Germ talks about the wonders of the best keyboard ever produced.


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Comment #1 posted on 2011-08-24 05:47:15 by virtualdirt

I found one of these keyboards at a goodwill store and used it gleefully for a couple of years. Its ruggedness was a stark contrast to the throw away keyboards made nowadays. It felt like an IBM Selectric, (if you every used one)

It was a flashback to High School and College...

I was heart broken when my wife allowed my toddler to remove the keycaps and put them in his huge lego pile! She hated the clickity click of the keyboard.

To this day, I think it was a passive aggressive act of sabotage.

I'm divorced now, and my kids are beyond legos.

I haven't listened to the podcast , but already I'm shopping for another one.

Comment #2 posted on 2011-08-25 19:05:21 by jogos de motos

jogos de motos

i Love IDM download manager this is too fast

Comment #3 posted on 2011-08-25 20:16:54 by Curbuntu

...and the old Northgate keyboards

Germ, You're absolutely right. The IBM Model-M keyboard was amazing. I was glad when Northgate picked up the design and continued to sell their version of it (late '80s). While listening to your episode, my fingers experienced a wave of nostalgia. I wonder -- does anyone make an ergonomic keyboard using the same key mechanism? Curbuntu

Comment #4 posted on 2011-08-26 02:00:54 by Quvmoh

Love the model m

The guys at my lug scrounged me up one and I cant imagine going back..

Comment #5 posted on 2011-08-30 01:46:53 by z

What John Lydon record is that in the background?

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