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
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.
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.
amo: <p>I have an older Das Keyboard without labels. </p><p> </p><p>Worth. Every. Penny.</p><p> </p><p><sub><small>labels are for sissies</small></sub></p>
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