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(Some Guy)   For a mere $100, we'll remove your keyboard labels   (daskeyboard.com) divider line 13
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2012-12-19 02:14:03 PM  
2 votes:
I have the labeled quiet version of that keyboard. In fact, I'm typing on it now.

It's great. I suggest you try it and shut your whore mouth.
2012-12-19 01:09:50 PM  
2 votes:

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


Gold plated switches? Does it connect to the computer with a Monster USB cable too?
2012-12-19 12:18:10 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-12-19 02:11:26 PM  
1 votes:
Congratulation Fark, you made me actually say out loud to myself "Wow, what a bunch of ridiculous nerds." And I get into long conversations with my friends regarding the viability of the archaeologist class in Nethack.
2012-12-19 02:09:25 PM  
1 votes:
Oh good lord! Open a window. It smells like virgins in here.
2012-12-19 01:59:22 PM  
1 votes:
I have a black das keyboard. It isn't the lack of labels that makes it expensive but the key switches and overall high quality.
2012-12-19 01:19:08 PM  
1 votes:
Your fantasy football team.
Your dream last night.
Your last marathon.

I think we can also add.

Your touch typing ability.
2012-12-19 01:15:43 PM  
1 votes:
This is the under the geek tab and labels DAS keyboards as fail? Looks more like a Fark fail to me. Fark geek cred hereby revoked.
2012-12-19 01:07:06 PM  
1 votes:

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 are
becoming much harder to find.


There is a new generation of mechanical switch keyboards of which this "Das Keyboard" is just one. They all use "Cherry MX" mechanical key switches. There are different models of the switches with different feels to them. None of the keyboards using these switches are cheap, but the Das Keyboard is probably the most expensive. Monoprice has a keyboard that uses the same exact switches for just under $60.
2012-12-19 12:59:03 PM  
1 votes:
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
2012-12-19 12:58:12 PM  
1 votes:
Here's a small poem I wrote on that very keyboard:


:AWLdh;ow hdq whdwl'wdd d
akwjd jdwSdp of[vld mlewq mc399se dalwop
lwdj wkj woaj owd Soidp9duf8gcyf wqoiiq
Fad pWwiud9B hajdbf;ipq
2012-12-19 12:11:37 PM  
1 votes:

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.



I think you're your confusing comfort with using the interface with skill in using it.  Even for people who
grew up with computer, most people need to actually think about what they're entering, and that takes
thought that slows down the mechanical process of entry.  For me, a touch typist is someone who is
practiced enough that they can think about other things and form whole words, rather than one letter
at a time.
 
The main reason I can type as fast as I do is that I took a full year of professional typing classes in
high school (if you have ever seen my handwriting you'll know why), but what really pushed me into the
stratosphere is the 3 years I was a data entry clerk.  Though we weren't paid by the keystroke, we were
judged on how much work we got done in a shift, and it got to the point where everyone in my office
was able to have very serious conversations while we were all clacking away.  I think a couple of times
my key speed came close to 100WPM toward the end of my time there.
2012-12-19 03:45:53 AM  
1 votes:

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>



You might be doing it wrong.
 
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