[colug-432] IBM Keyboard Oddness

jep200404 at columbus.rr.com jep200404 at columbus.rr.com
Thu Aug 18 17:07:48 EDT 2011

On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:22:27 -0400, Rob Funk <rfunk at funknet.net> wrote:

> I'm probably the only geek around that doesn't actually like loud clicky 
> keyboards.

You're not the only one. 

I like the eraser stub enough to put up with the noise. 

> ... my IBM KB-8923 ...  It's rubber-dome, but it's *good* rubber-dome. 

IBM sold their keyboard stuff to Lexmark. 
Lexmark sold their keyboard stuff to Unicomp[1]. 
Check out Unicomp's whole line of keyboards: 
They are probably still making your (not so noisy) keyboard. 
Your keyboard is not expensive on ebay. 
It does not hurt to have spare keyboards. 

I usually put my key caps in a plastic bucket with 50/50 mixture 
of very warm water and Top Job, just enough to get them all wet. 
Swish the keys around, and grime disappears. _No_ scrubbing is 
required. Set the caps on a towel and wait for them to dry. 
Of course the last note is to take a picture before removing 
the key caps. 

[1] https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Model_M_keyboard

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