Evolution Of The Keyboard
Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:54 PM
...But that's "business as usual" for the IT industry... Most heavy typists I know agree that the old "Model M" type keyboard (or the feel of it) is still the "Cadillac" of all keyboards.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:54 AM
That clearly points to the fact that keyboards have only gotten worse since mechanical switches.
In addition, every input device since the mechanical keyboard has yielded a decrease in productivity and a shallower learning curve, both of which are completely inappropriate in today's world, where most people spend hundreds of hours on computers each year, a tiny fraction of which would've covered the necessary training for a much more productive environment.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:31 PM
I've used good ergonomic keyboards since around '93 until earlier this year. Then I found out that the original Model M is still made, except now it is available with both PS/2 and USB connectors. And in black. Turns out that when IBM spun off their peripheral hardware to Lexmark, Lexmark in turn spun off the keyboard group to Unicomp and they still make and sell them. I bought two and I type faster, more accurately and with less wrist discomfort than any other keyboard.
Ronin is right, above. It's the best of them all -- and that includes the other high-end keyboards built on Cherry switches.