Explodo: Keyboards without labels are for the completely douchey who feel the need to show their superiority by making their computers hard to use for others.
thomps: i guess my point is that since more people use keyboards on a daily basis now than ever before, it makes sense that there would be more people who have mastered typing on a keyboard than ever before.
thomps: DjangoStonereaver: I think a couple of timesmy key speed came close to 100WPM toward the end of my time there.that is insane.
Tom_Slick: CSBI learned to touch type on an IBM Selectric II, I was so fast that when I first started typing on an Original IBM PC the computer would still be displaying letters on the screen when I finished typing./CSB//Get off my Lawn
DVDave: ShadowLAnCeR: DVDave: I always wanted to try one of these:[blog.shoplet.com image 500x403]WTF is that?!A keyboard, obviously, but with labels.
DVDave: I always wanted to try one of these:[blog.shoplet.com image 500x403]
Slam Dunkz: I got this 6 years ago and just replaced that one with the one in the linked site this year. Great stuff. This one is the clicky-clacky version. I love it.
r1niceboy: Some people like to type by feel. I'm the other way, I type by looking at the keyboard and not at the screen. I tend to type much faster. Admittedly you have to go back and correct the mistakes you make, but I edit everything I type i case I've made a mandrake.
A Terrible Human: What do I get for having worn the labels off of my keyboard? Besides getting told to go outside./The q,z,x,v,b,o,p are still visible.
dj_spanmaster: I miss my old clacking keyboard, and I know several guys that would buy this for the clacking - if there weren't cheaper options available.
DjangoStonereaver: Meh. I can type 75WPM (when I'm in practice), and even I need to look at the key labels fairly often. I prefer Northgate or original IBM PC or PC/AT keyboards, and computers with PS/2 connectors. All arebecoming much harder to find.
TNel: You don't type faster looking down than looking up.
sunblock_suppository: You aren't paying for the labels or lack of labels. You're paying for gold-plated mechanical keyswitches with good tactile and auditory feedback. They are harder to make and require more expensive parts than the silent mushboards that Cherry somehow profits on at $8 retail.Northgate Omni Evo on my desk./and a spare in storage//and a couple of PI engineering xkeys for gratuitous extra buttons
LazarusLong42: Gold plated switches? Does it connect to the computer with a Monster USB cable too?
stpauler: I'm so glad English is the only language in the world because otherwise that keyboard would be beyond stupid. I'm also happy that QWERTY typing is the only way to do it or else that keyboard would be beyond stupid./Beyond stupid.//Somewhere over there.
DjangoStonereaver: It was for a magazine subscription processing service on an OOOOOLLLLLDDDDD (even by mid 1980s
AbiNormal: The ultimate hipster accessory./Is there anything those douche bags haven't contaminated?
HeartBurnKid: How cute, subby just discovered that there are higher end keyboards available than the one that came with his Mac.
amo: Even most of the new college grads I worked with in office jobs in the past couple years, who have had QWERTY keyboards at their disposal since childhood, couldn't touch type. Call that a non-representative sample if you'd like, but somehow I doubt it.
thomps: ekdikeo4: thomps: amo: Touch typists still exist, but we're rare enough that most people boggle at my keyboard.wtf are you talking about? touch typing is more prevalent now than ever, unless your definition only includes people who feel the need to alert the world to their amazing ability to type without looking at a keyboard by painting keys.hmm. i think that although a lot of people are capable of touch typing, that they currently rely quite a bit on the markings on the keyboard, and would have to take some time to adjust to it.i would venture to guess that most people under the age of 30 that grew up with computers could type with ease without markings (aside from the bumps on the f and j keys, i suppose). typing has become a primary means of communication as opposed to something you learn in a middle school class and then forget.
incendi: Gold plating is great for preventing corrosion.
gunther_bumpass: Typing snob fight.
HMS_Blinkin: amo: Even most of the new college grads I worked with in office jobs in the past couple years, who have had QWERTY keyboards at their disposal since childhood, couldn't touch type. Call that a non-representative sample if you'd like, but somehow I doubt it.I'm about that age, and I (and all of my friends) can touch-type easily. The only thing I look at keyboard markings for are unique functions (my laptop goes to sleep if I hit Function+F12, or toggles the touchpad with Function+F3, for example). I rarely look at the keyboard for normal typing.
red5ish: A well made keyboard with good tactile response is essential to a really good user experience. I like the fact that this Das Keyboard weighs about three pounds; I'll bet it has a really solid feel to it.
poot_rootbeer: And how important is that in mechanical switches on a computer keyboard? In thirty years I've never had one keyboard key fail on me due to corrosion.
SuperT: I have an IBM M keyboard. I just need a way to plug it in to a usb port. hrm....
amo: Oh it does. As I said before, worth every penny. Mine is pushing 5 years now, and the only thing "wrong" with it is I've polished some of the keys from matte to shiny. It's a battleaxe.
Donnchadha: SuperT: I have an IBM M keyboard. I just need a way to plug it in to a usb port. hrm....[www.recycledgoods.com image 640x480]I used to have a model M as well, but it eventually stopped working reliably, so I replaced it with the one pictured. It's got such a satisfying "clack" sound to it.It's also ps/2, but fortunately my computer still has those ports. However, ps/2 to usb adapters are really not hard to come by -- although I guess you'd probably find a lot more going the wrong way (female USB - male ps/2)
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