My absolute first mechanical keyboard was a Chickering, and I've rarely found its equal, and only a handful of times, and at extreme cost, its better.
ripster wrote:Apple II.
Ditto; at least for the first one I personally owned. Although we were typing on terminals and PETs before The Steves gave us something worthwhile to play with.
The QWERTY keyboard that really turned me on to quality in a computer keyboard was the Magictronic FK-5001, all ALPS complicated switches, beautiful double-shot keycaps, built in calculator. It was the death of that keyboard that led me here in the first place. Now, despite what they told me in high school, I have my Cherry back again and couldn't be happier!