[Wolves] keyboards and hairloss

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 21:44:27 UTC 2008

Andrew Lewis wrote:
>> I can only find one in the USA, didn't one of the stalls have them @ LrL
>> 2006?
> They did, but it wasn't a full keyboard - the numeric keypad is
> important to me :(
> Linuxemporium have had the "out of stock RoHS compliance" notice up
> since they were first on the stall in '06.
> I'm amazed that a decent keyboard is such an obscure item.... surely
> I'm not the only person in the UK who can tell the difference between
> a membrane and a mechanical switch? Is a secret trade in IBM Model M
> keyboards the only reasonable recourse for people in this country? I'm
> not alone in this, btw..... I have a friend who has been forced to
> screw their keyboard to their desk, because they are a heavy typist
> and the cheap keyboards keep sliding along as he types.
> Ah well, it looks like it's a good job I can speak Germanese.
> Spline
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I have a vague recollection that IBM bought keyboards from Cherry and I 
just found this:


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