Posted on | November 2, 2007 | 2 Comments
PC World is running something neat, a look at the 10 worst keyboards ever designed. I was horrified to see that my beloved Commodore 64 was listed as number two! I learned how to type using a commie, so did many other people.
I guess, however by todays standards, even the Commodore and VIC 20 suffered from coke bottle keys (requiring you to be a contortionist to achieve impossible keystrokes needed to make special characters). I don’t think so, really, the commie had a nice layout .. but others disagree.
Also in the HID hall of shame were several variants of the Commodore PET, but Commodore was not at all singled out.
The PC Junior got picked on, so did the TRS 80 and (basically) every PC flop that Timex ever produced. Its a neat trip down memory lane. You’ll need to re-load the page 10 times to get through it, but the ads aren’t too obtrusive.
I still want to know, who took the click out of keyboards?