IBM Model M keyboard

I’ve yet to see a keyboard that beats this one at least at one category that mater in keyboards, sound, feeling, mechanics or endurance. This model has it all. However, the original produced by IBM is not in production anymore, but rest assured, since a company named Unicomp purchased the rights and still produces this famous Model M, along with other cool keyboards. However, since the keyboards are so enduring and high quality, their business does not run that well and to quote from Wikipedia article on IBM Model M:

Unicomp has had difficulty making them profitable because they rarely break, and most retailers will not stock such an expensive keyboard.

Priceless.

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Computer Chronicles @ InternetArchive

Description from Wikipedia:

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The Computer Chronicles was a US television series, broadcast during 1981-2002, which documented the rise of the personal computer from its infancy to the immense market at the turn of the century. The series was created in the Fall of 1981, by Stewart Cheifet (later co-host), then the station manager of the College of San Mateo’s KCSM-TV, initially broadcast as a local weekly series. Jim Warren was its founding host for its 1981-1982 season. It aired continuously from 1981 to 2002 with Cheifet co-hosting most of its later seasons. Gary Kildall served as co-host for six years (1983 to 1990) providing insights and commentary on products as well as discussions on the future of the ever-expanding personal computer sphere.

Go on and browse to this fine collection of exquisite time brewed computer chronicles videos.I guarantee you hours of fun and why not some nostalgic feelings for some of you old school geeks.Even if you’re not a geek,it is enough for you to have lived in those “ages” or to have seen some of them live,to get a little bit nostalgic. 😉

Some of my picks:

The Macintosh Computer (3/12/1985)

Battle of the Browsers (1997)

Modems & Bulletin Boards (10/22/1985)

Software Piracy (2/1/1985)

Windows 95

Programming (6/25/1984)

Programming Languages (8/31/99)

UNIX (2/18/1985)

… many more

Enjoy watching!

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