Canon Cat

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Canon Cat
Canon Cat front profile.jpg
Model no. Canon Cat
Branding Canon
Manufacturer Canon
Layouts Canon Cat specific
Keyswitches SMK inverse cross mount
Keycaps Spherical doubleshots
Interface proprietary

The Canon Cat was developed by Jef Raskin, of Apple Macintosh fame. While the Canon Cat is a more powerful word processor than most, its most exciting characteristic is the utilization of a new (for the time) user interface known as the Humane Interface.[1] Because this word processing system didn't have a mouse, it used a unique Leap function which would allow you to leap forward or back (the two keys used below the space bar). This is the Canon Cat with keyboard consisting of SMK inverse cross mount keyswitches.

Below are some pics of the keyboard with SMK inverse cross mount keyswitches. The (Caps) Lock key has purple marker on the rim yet is not unique because it doesn't lock. It does, however, have an LED.


Pictures of the Canon Cat and keyboard.

External links


  1. Wikipedia — The Humane Interface