Wanted: IBM Model M Buckling Spring Keyboard
I am looking for an IBM Model M Keyboard. These were produced in the 1980s, and 1990s. I am willing to negotiate the price based on the condition of the keyboard, as well as the model number of the keyboard. The model number should be on the bottom of the keyboard.
Are you a writer or just a retro geek?
Good lord, 299 from this page...
I'm a student, who does a bit of programming, and quite a bit of writing. I have terrible handwriting, so I type up most of my work, and have heard that this keyboard is one of the best typing keyboards. I've found some online, but would rather find one on island if possible, to avoid shipping costs and the online markup that comes with equipment like this.
your looking for the Michael Jordan rookie card of keyboards; if you want the functionality of the M just get a knock off from here: http://pckeyboard.com/page/category/UKBD its much better priced and chances of finding this keyboard locally is pretty close to nil; since Hugo took out most residences in 1985 (which, time wise, would have wiped this keyboard out as well with the rubble). That is, assuming that the keyboard was here in any great numbers in th efirst place (unlikely).
Great taste though, I like drive and research that brought you to this keyboard, I have used one and they are a quite unique, highly satisfying keyboard to type on (and I type a L O T)
I figured I'd probably buy a unicomp, but it was worth a shot here.Thanks.
I don't know if you're in STT or STX but the flea market at HSSTT (Humane Society)always has used keyboards computer and other accessories, etc.Don't know if the STX equivalent (or if there is one) has the same or maybe another type of recycling store may have what you need?
I'm on STX, and I don't think the flea market here carries electronics. I'm not sure if there are any other places that I should go looking.
Why you don't just use dragon is beyond me. WAY faster than typing, what I used in college. I think it's free for iPad and iPhone. Heck you can write a paper on your cell email it to yourself and format it in word or whatever. Welcome to 2014. Keyboards - old news dude. 🙂
Dragon doesn't work well when programming, because of the syntax needed. It also won't work with Linux, which I use fairly often.
For some people (maybe a lot? I'm not sure) Dragon would be much slower; I type around 120 wpm, I can type much faster than I can talk and if I spoke that fast the software would have extreme difficulty.
There is a "flea market" here that is run by the animal shelter, they do have older electronics there, though I never specifically looked for this relic there so I don't know what you'll find.
It's in C'sted.
I ran by the flea market today, but they didn't have one of these. Thanks for the suggestion, though.