Author Topic: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast  (Read 4845 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Crazy Designers

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 96
Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:55:14 »






dude these are what i live for... a life of a keyboard enthusiast. anyone here to battle :p

Offline JP

  • Posts: 354
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN ander, our true elevated elder.
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:13:13 »
I don't have the space to display my collection and besides, who wants to see a bunch of old keyboards? 
About Me | The Collection
Therapy is expensive so I buy keyboards and bike parts.

Offline Crazy Designers

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 96
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:16:26 »
I don't have the space to display my collection and besides, who wants to see a bunch of old keyboards?

keycaps maybe? :D

Offline Crazy Designers

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 96
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:17:09 »
we all know we spent most of the money on the caps

Offline sharktastica

  • Posts: 69
  • Location: Wales, UK
  • CompSci research student, IBMer, r/ModelM mod
    • Shark's IBM Stuff
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 12:15:39 »
I don't have the time or the photography skills to take photos of your calibre, but here's some of my precious(es).

When in storage:
246230-0
246232-1

When in the 'wild':
246234-2
246236-3
246238-4
246240-5
246242-6
246244-7

Offline noisyturtle

  • * Exalted Elder
  • Posts: 5941
  • comfortably numb
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 18:31:55 »
I sell things I don't use, so I only own 3 keyboards.

Why own something you aren't going to use and enjoy? I don't understand that collector compulsion. People do the same thing with game collecting, buy hundreds of rare games and never play any of them. Why?

Offline AuthenticDanger

  • Posts: 343
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:05:15 »
I wish I had a large table to take proper photos.

F Keys belong on the left.

Offline sharktastica

  • Posts: 69
  • Location: Wales, UK
  • CompSci research student, IBMer, r/ModelM mod
    • Shark's IBM Stuff
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:12:23 »
I sell things I don't use, so I only own 3 keyboards.

Why own something you aren't going to use and enjoy? I don't understand that collector compulsion. People do the same thing with game collecting, buy hundreds of rare games and never play any of them. Why?

I feel there are a few very generalised reasons; they in fact do use all of their stuff, combined with wanting/hoping that the value keeps, perhaps there's a great sentiment involved, or they are in fact are unhealthily obsessed. But I'm not qualified in the slightest to be able to make an absolute determination.

If you're interested to know my take on my collecting habits to see how one might rationalise it. I rotate between most of my keyboards in roughly a three-day basis to mix up my experience -  as someone who works in front of a computer (programming) and relaxes in front of a computer (usually writing stuff), I feel it helps makes those mundane or precise tasks (respectively) just a little more interesting and it would be awkward to have to sell and buy keyboards every three days to fulfil that desire. And I know I've mostly got IBM buckling springs stuff that's very closely related, but a lot of the individual keyboards have slightly differing sound characteristics and/or unique layouts and/or features to play with. And secondly, a lot of my older stuff keeps in value and is something I can use and enjoy every day and liquidate when times get tough despite allowing me to enjoy that a self-aware shopping 'high'. Thirdly, I feel like it helps me connect/own a little bit of history from the industry I'm involved with and care about. I, of course, cannot outright rule out unhealthy elements to this that might exist subconsciously, nor am I a psychologist that could properly analyze and diagnose this, but I believe I've managed my enthusiasm well enough that I'm not distracted from my work or completely bled my wallet and my very student spending limits. In summary, clearly I'm indulging in indulgence, but it's mutually beneficial for enjoying parts of my life.
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:16:35 by sharktastica »

Offline litster

  • Posts: 2883
  • rare caps?! THAT'S A SMILIN
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:12:55 »
Why does anyone need to prove that they are a keyboard enthusiast with obscene amount of keyboards and keycaps?  You can be a keyboard enthusiast even if you only know about mechanical switches and have no mechanical keyboard in your possession.

Offline TheNajin

  • Posts: 10
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 21:52:16 »
 :eek: :eek: im gonna put my heart there

Offline Crazy Designers

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 96
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 22:10:46 »


DUDE

Offline fohat.digs

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 5917
  • Location: 35°57'20"N, 83°52'50"W
  • weird funny old guy
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 18:51:58 »

I've managed my enthusiasm well enough


Pretty safe bet: you aren't married.
The difference in characterization of crime and who commits it skews what criminality looks like demographically. "What we're seeing so far is very similar to the process that we see with Islamic violent Jihad radicalization," said former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi, "This wanting to belong to a cause greater than yourself, wanting to get affirmation from a group who may not even know who you are or ever met you. And then feeling like you're part of this deployment, this cause. You heard him say on the clip 'It's my job to protect this.'
No, it's not your job. But you think it is. And video last night shows him walking around roaming around with the assault rifle not really doing much of protecting anything." Figliuzzi made it clear that calling these characters "troubled" is a misnomer. "I would assert," Figliuzzi continued. "that it's time we stopped using the word ‘troubled’ with regard to white young people who act out like this and start thinking about the radicalized term that we used when people of color or people of Islamic faith act out like this. This is a radicalization process that's happening. It happened with the El Paso shooter in Texas. We kept hearing he was troubled. No, he was radicalized. And it's happening online."

Offline sharktastica

  • Posts: 69
  • Location: Wales, UK
  • CompSci research student, IBMer, r/ModelM mod
    • Shark's IBM Stuff
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 06:36:55 »

I've managed my enthusiasm well enough


Pretty safe bet: you aren't married.
True, true.

Offline JP

  • Posts: 354
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN ander, our true elevated elder.
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 11:23:43 »
Pretty safe bet: you aren't married.
True, true.

Disregard females, acquire keyboards. :p
About Me | The Collection
Therapy is expensive so I buy keyboards and bike parts.

Offline jamster

  • Posts: 809
  • Location: Asia
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 11:43:35 »
I sell things I don't use, so I only own 3 keyboards.

Why own something you aren't going to use and enjoy? I don't understand that collector compulsion. People do the same thing with game collecting, buy hundreds of rare games and never play any of them. Why?

I have exactly two more keyboards than I use on a regular basis (also three), because they are no longer in production and they have nostalgia value. One extra set of keycaps, because I forgot that I had them until recently.

So, I don't like collecting stuff. The idea of collecting a bulky amount of gear that I won't use is just something that makes me uncomfortable. It's cool that some people like collecting, and I'm impressed with the esoteric boards in the photos here, but it's not my thing.

Offline Sintpinty

  • Carbon Based Life Form
  • Posts: 1513
  • Location: A can of beans in the cupboard
  • The sun god and destroyer of worlds
    • My promotion link
Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 12 July 2020, 07:54:02 »
I don't have the space to display my collection and besides, who wants to see a bunch of old keyboards?

Yeah one board is enough.. but i'd have a clicky one for work if i tried.