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Offline Maledicted

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Metal badge Model M anyone?
« on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 12:47:34 »
It can be yours for a cool $100.

Vintage 1986 IBM Model M Mechanical Clicky Keyboard 1390120

I almost thought about it myself since it is in a lot better shape than mine is, presently.
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Re: Metal badge Model M anyone?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 13:05:03 »
Is it notably better than a Unicomp?
<armin> i have the impression the only reason the mx red switch was invented was drunk people

       
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Re: Metal badge Model M anyone?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 13:33:31 »
Is it notably better than a Unicomp?

Yes, it is a very early model with the heavy plate. Note, however, that the 1390120 does not have lock lights.
"I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous if you are into this tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air.
A windmill will kill many bald eagles. After a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true. By the way, they make you turn it off. And yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail. That is OK. But why is it OK for windmills to destroy the bird population?"
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Re: Metal badge Model M anyone?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 13:43:24 »
Nobody needs lock lights (YMMV).
<armin> i have the impression the only reason the mx red switch was invented was drunk people

       
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Re: Metal badge Model M anyone?
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 15:15:26 »
Nobody needs lock lights (YMMV).

Agreed. I can tell with mine that even superficially, without weighing them, this version immediately felt heavier than even Model Ms from just a few years later.
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Re: Metal badge Model M anyone?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 00:08:23 »
I got one with and without lights, and honestly, If i need to know the status of lock lights, I just type something. It's never too much confusion.

My Terminal one without lights, is heavy, and has a very short coiled cord, it's also permanently attached, which is strange for such old Model M's.

My standard M with Lights, the one that came with the old IBM AT as an option, it just top notch. I love it to shreads. My favorite Model M, though My Industrial model is probably my favorite.

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