[CentralOH] Another entry for the ideal keyboard cult
eric at intellovations.com
Wed Aug 28 14:06:13 CEST 2013
There has been some discussion at Python meetings about keyboards. For
programmers, a good keyboard is like a good pair of running shoes for a
There are a *lot* of bad keyboards out there, but there are also a lot of
good ones. It's funny that people balk at spending $100 for a keyboard but
buy a $100 pair of shoes... anyway, yes, I'm a bit of a keyboard snob after
having carpal tunnel symptoms and alleviating them by getting a Leopold
Jeff "Coding Horror" Atwood is also a member of the keyboard cult and
just announced a new keyboard in partnership with WASD yesterday, called
the CODE keyboard.
There are a few cool features of the keyboard that I hadn't seen often on
good mechanical keyboards:
1. It's lighted... yes, that's bling, but cool :-)
2. Multi-media keys (I currently map Ctrl-F# keys to play/pause/volume, for
3. Dip switch configurability for different layouts (Dvorak, etc.) and
things like making Caps Lock the Ctrl key.
4. Windows logo key is blank :-).
4. Comes with a keycap puller (a nice touch).
Of course it has all the standards: Cherry MX (Clear) switches, steel
backplate, detachable USB, PS/2 adapter, 6-key (or N-key with PS/2)
rollover, available in tenkeyless or 104 key versions.
I know this sounds a bit "advertisey" but I really think a good keyboard is
a must for any professional programmer.
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