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keyboard trends

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 12:07:54PM -0500, Dan Ritter wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 11:56:03AM -0500, Ben Eisenbraun wrote:
> > I bought my first Model M at the MIT Flea in '99 or so.  It has a date code
> > from 1986 on the bottom of it.
> > 
> > I used it until this summer when I ended up with a PC that has no PS/2
> > ports, and the AT<->PS/2<->USB adaptor set up failed to result in a working
> > keyboard.
> Known problem. Not all USB adaptors supply enough current for
> the Model M. Some do. Google for which ones are currently known 
> to be working and available.

That's good to know.  I have two new-oldstock Model Ms in my basement that
I bought for a rainy day.

That said I started using the Awesome window manager this summer, and it
really wants to have the Mod4 key (aka the Windows key) available, which
is a plus for the Das Keyboard.

It really is a very nice keyboard.


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                                           <henry youngman>

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