kbdfr wrote: ↑
17 May 2020, 08:39
depletedvespene wrote: ↑
17 May 2020, 00:18
[…] ... an issue that can be repaired and have the (expensive) keyboard back into service, instead of having to dump it and having to buy a new one.
Seriously, only a tiny minority of users would consider repairing a keyboard.
It requires having a clue about exactly what is defective, knowing how to fix it, having the necessary skills, having the necessary equipment, investing time and of course money. That's something for a few aficionados, but certainly not for most people who (when buying Models M or F new) used keyboards simply as necessary tools and not to tinker with them.
So those flaws were
in fact fatal.
, but back when Model F and Model M keyboards were new, computers were
routinely repaired and so were its components (including keyboards). Large companies would be able to take a defective keyboard, replace it with another and then have the former one repaired and sent back to active usage. MANY individuals would have typewriters at their homes, and those required periodic maintenance and the occasional fix, for which there were
technicians who advertised their services in the Yellow Pages.
Do you even remember the pest that was cleaning mouse balls and all the associated jokes?
It is clear and undisputable that your argument
is fatally flawed (and there's no fixing it).