[tex-eplain] what keyboard do you use/like

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Oct 24 00:19:00 CEST 2009

On Friday 23 October 2009 10:30:54 Dorai Sitaram wrote:
> I figure this readership must have a particularly intense 
relationship with
> keyboards and must have developed strong likes and hates 
grounded on long
> usage.  What keyboard do you use or prefer?  If a purpose has 
to be
> specified, I'd say typing documents (as opposed to multimedia 
usage or
> gaming).
> --d
I have used so many I have lost count, starting with a Smith 
Corona portable typewriter in 1943. Currently I use a 101 key 
rescued from a dead Packard Bell computer my stepson gave me. 
This antique replaced a brand new keyboard that came with my 
Systemax no-os desktop system. Unfortunately on the Systemax 
keyboard the letters on the keycaps started wearing off rather 
quickly. Two letters were completely blank in a few months. 
Although I touch-type for the most part I still like to have the 
letters indicated for when I have a senior moment. 

Packard Bell may have made junky computers, but they bought 
good keyboards.  The "e" is starting to fade a bit however. Maybe 
I will fill it in with a ballpoint pen.
John Culleton
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