Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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RE[2]: Enjoyable
by chemical_scum on Sun 13th Apr 2008 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Enjoyable"
chemical_scum
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The legacy of the IBM PS/2 lives on in the glorious Model M keyboard, which I still use.


I am too am typing this from my IBM model M PS/2 keyboard. It is 19 years old.

I bought with an IBM PS/2 30/286 when I was a grad student and got the student discount. I regretted not hanging on till a 386 system got into my price range. It came with PC-DOS 4.0 which was later upgraded to Win 3.1 on MSDOS 6. Some parts were well built others were not as good the hard drive bjorked in less than a year, fortunately still in warranty. The monitor lasted seven years and the system was still running after nine years, when I upgraded to a cheap secondhand 486.

The keyboard however lasts forever being now on its fifth system.

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