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keyboard trends

I got a laugh out of this thread.  At workplaces, I've had to suffer through
one style after another of keyboards as they mutate over the years.

At home, I proudly pound on a True Blue IBM keyboard from days gone by (when
we used to call PCs "IBM-Compatible").  Someday, I guess, they'll quit making
motherboards that have "PS2" keyboard connectors and then I'll either have to
dig out a USB adapter or change to something more modern.

Looking at the bottom of this heavyweight beast, it says the following:

Model No. KB-8923
Power Rating 5V 200mA
S/N: 0132228
Date: 1996-07
REV.: C01
Made in Thailand

And, alas, it also says (somewhat inexplicably):  "The Windows logo is a
trademark of the Microsoft Corporation."  Windows was trendy and new when this
keyboard was made (the famed Windows 95) but as near as I can tell, there is
/no/ Windows logo affixed to this keyboard, which aside from smudges of
fingertip filth that someday I might try to clean, still looks brand-new.

They don't make 'em like this anymore!


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