Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2017 17:29 UTC

You may not know the Model F by name, but you know it by sound - the musical thwacking of flippers slapping away. The sound of the '80s office. The IBM Model F greeting the world in 1981 with a good ten pounds of die-cast zinc and keys that crash down on buckling metal springs as they descend. It's a sensation today's clickiest keyboards chase, but will never catch. And now it's coming back.

I used several of these growing up, and I've come to understand I'm the only one who didn't - and doesn't - like mechanical keyboards one bit - I find them tiring and way too loud. I want the thinnest possible keyboard with the shortest possible travel while still having a decent, satisfying, but very quiet click. I find Apple's Magic Keyboard is the exact right keyboard for me, but I also know I'll be one of the very few, especially on a site like OSNews.

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RE: I'm with Thom
by ThomasFuhringer on Thu 20th Jul 2017 10:26 UTC in reply to "I'm with Thom"
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I am old enough to actually remember what a sigh of relief it was to progress from a keyboard like the ZX81 over the ZX Spectrum to a 'real' keyboard as on the C64.
I worked a lot on the Model M and and enjoyed it at the time. When I first saw that Apple suggested we go back to something that reminded me of the ZX Spectrum days I found it a very strange idea. - Until I tried it for a while. Now I agree with you.
I so much wish Apple would to a genuine tenkeyless version, something like the Ozone Strike Battle. But, of course, that will stay a phantasy...

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