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by sharktastica
12 Nov 2019, 21:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F
Replies: 22
Views: 2411

Re: IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F

They made the XT keyboard. Then they put the membrane function keys on top of the 9002 XT keyboard. Combining both of the keypads of the 9000/9001. At the same time/concurrently they made the AT and the 4700, "Kishsaver", 77 and 107 key banking keyboards. The latter of which had the shorter spaceba...
by sharktastica
08 Nov 2019, 16:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F
Replies: 22
Views: 2411

Re: IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F

I just came across this unfortunately there does not appear to be a keyboard. Awesome find! So at this point, we have confirmed the 57-key pad is reprogrammable, it was developed into the Unsaver instead of being a variant of it, and the actual keyboard part is XT/Set 1-compliant. So, the video. Th...
by sharktastica
08 Nov 2019, 14:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F
Replies: 22
Views: 2411

Re: IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F

Sorry to bump this thread up, but I think I might have stumbled across some evidence of part numbers for these from IBM's archives. Apologies if this has been shared on another thread before - I've been trying to find some better photos of the 9002 one for a blog post. If any exist. #1: https://www...
by sharktastica
17 Oct 2019, 15:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!

That is true. I am still new to the world of surveys and user research so your feedback is very valuable. I definitely missed having a question that addresses the distinction between vintage and modern enthusiasts and some of the answers given in the "Other" categories were indicative of that. This...
by sharktastica
16 Oct 2019, 17:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!

Done, but I agree with fohat's comment. Having those additional questions would likely improve your quality of answers, and there is a big distinction between modern and vintage enthusiasts that would serve as a major datapoint to factor in. For example and as a gross generalisation , modern keyboar...
by sharktastica
14 Oct 2019, 20:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M - Reproduction Labels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: IBM Model M - Reproduction Labels?

As you said, the keyboard is for you! I've been considering the Bluetooth mod for general convenience at least, but I'm still debating if I even need it - my Soarer's is fine enough and wanting a bit of distance between the keyboard and computer is a really really minimal personal desire. Some more ...
by sharktastica
14 Oct 2019, 19:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F
Replies: 22
Views: 2411

Re: IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F

Sorry to bump this thread up, but I think I might have stumbled across some evidence of part numbers for these from IBM's archives. Apologies if this has been shared on another thread before - I've been trying to find some better photos of the 9002 one for a blog post. If any exist. #1: https://www-...
by sharktastica
08 Oct 2019, 13:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - IBM buckling springs (Unicomp Model M)
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Typing Demo XL - IBM buckling springs (Unicomp Model M)

Just what I needed to put on loop for this stressful day! Thanks!
by sharktastica
07 Oct 2019, 12:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "Vandal-proof" K-TEK-A361-MTB trackball keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: "Vandal-proof" K-TEK-A361-MTB trackball keyboard

Ewww. I remember those. They were part of the terminals at the local rail-way station some twenty years ago. Guess I should glad I haven't came across this one yet! Most public kiosks have some form of this metal keyboard. The key feel is horrible. Interesting! I've seen something similar without t...
by sharktastica
07 Oct 2019, 12:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "Vandal-proof" K-TEK-A361-MTB trackball keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 404

"Vandal-proof" K-TEK-A361-MTB trackball keyboard

Saw this strange thing on eBay (UK). I couldn't find a previous mention of it here, so thought I'd post it. s-l1600.jpg Photo from the listing. The best details the listing and its manufacturer website says about the keys is that they are "carbon-on-gold" switches. It's got a 38.1mm trackball and is...
by sharktastica
07 Oct 2019, 11:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M - Reproduction Labels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: IBM Model M - Reproduction Labels?

My '89 pre-dates Unicomp by 7 years and has/will have 0 Unicomp parts in it. Alright. Just thought they'd be the most authentic (and thus cool - IMO at least) option possible to pursue, especially considering a derivative of your battlecruiser is still in production as the PC 122 (they're family)! ...
by sharktastica
06 Oct 2019, 17:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M - Reproduction Labels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: IBM Model M - Reproduction Labels?

Might be worth dropping Unicomp an email asking if you could specifically order a label from them? It is likely the most authentic option if possible too!

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