Been rockin' mechanical keyboards for over 20 years... in fact the same
mechanical keyboards for over 20 years: one for work and one for home.
Ah... the Northgate Omnikey 101... No worthless "Windows" keys and (with a suitably set DIP switch) the Control key where God (an Emacs user) intended it to be. Built like tanks. German
tanks at that. Years of grunge finally forced me to take the dishwasher route last year, but they survived with only a LED sticker for a casualty.
Only lately have I started to be tempted to try something built since my daughters (just graduating from college) were born. I think I'll try one of the OCN Blue Duckys when they come back in stock. My office mates will probably appreciate the slight drop in dB from the ALPS to Cherry Blues.
And just to reinforce my "old fart" cred a bit more, I also used Mouse Systems optical mice years before Logitech and Microsoft entered that market. These were the ones that required a special metal mouse pad for the optical pickup to track.Edited by elborak - 3/22/11 at 11:04pm