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Offline woubulbus

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Can someone please help me with buying a 122-key keyboard?
« on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 11:30:04 »
(please excuse my complete ignorance)
Im no fanatic when it comes to keyboards, I just want a 122-key buckling spring keyboard in beige with so I went to the unicomp configurator and there was;
PC122 -3270
PC122 -5250
Terminal 122-3270
Terminal 122-5250
and I have no idea what any of these mean, so I was hoping someone could please tell me?
If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm all ears. I cant thank you all enough.
Please forgive me for being a total moron.

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Re: Can someone please help me with buying a 122-key keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 12:18:12 »
It looks like the PC 5250 is the only one that they still make in beige. They say "white" in the listing but the actual colors are "pearl" and "pebble" in IBM parlance.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Can someone please help me with buying a 122-key keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 13:14:58 »
thank you so much, man.

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Re: Can someone please help me with buying a 122-key keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 13:47:41 »
real quick, do you know the difference between the 3270 and the 5250?

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Re: Can someone please help me with buying a 122-key keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 16:42:02 »

do you know the difference between the 3270 and the 5250?


Where are you seeing that as a keyboard? Can you post a link?

The 3270 system was very early, and that original gear would be vintage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_3270_PC
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
– excerpts from Jimmy Carter inauguration speech 1977

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Re: Can someone please help me with buying a 122-key keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 19:49:41 »
https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/KBDCFG
and on the configurator:
Pearl / Pearl > US > PC122 -3270 (or) PC122 -5250


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Re: Can someone please help me with buying a 122-key keyboard?
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 20:40:44 »
Whoa!

I forget that an important component of Unicomp's business model is catering to really arcane and archaic systems that are still in use.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
– excerpts from Jimmy Carter inauguration speech 1977