Just an interesting thing to point out if you've got a cupboard full of old keyboards that you're contemplating throwing out: IBM Model M keyboards seem to be going for around £30 apiece on eBay.
Oh happy days, the keyboards that would withstand replacing willow bats for the school cricket team and still survive leather-on-(plastic?) for the receptionist to use later on.
Very satisfying clickity-clack when you type on them. You know full well you're typing, and so does everyone around you.
Built to withstand anything. But will they withstand student abuse? :D
Hmm, they were damned good keyboards.. I'm tempted to get one, I could do with a board with the same sized caps, to interchange.
I'm on my second model M. I'm sure I payed more than £30 for this one - it's a 1391406 like this:
Care and feeding of an IBM Model M 1391406 keyboard
Heh I know Computer Resale very well, and I worked for the company from where he'd have sourced those Model M's :D Shame really, we had BOXES of them. They were soon sent off to their recycling depot for the plastics to be stripped, ground down and turned into a Robin Reliant.
I sold a couple I had lying about last year on eBay, got about £28 each for em
I still have several left.
There was no point in them sitting on the shelf doing nothing but gather dust when someone who clearly wanted them may as well have them.
Cleared a warehouse full of old PC stuff stuff a few years ago, mostly Dell's but a few IBM bits that I kept, including a few 286's
I just seen this slashdot about model M's
Slashdot | Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback of Sorts
apparently they are still being manufactured in the US