[CentralOH] Another entry for the ideal keyboard cult

John Santiago jdsantiagojr at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 15:30:18 CEST 2013

Man that thing looks awesome. Thanks for sending out the link!

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Eric Floehr <eric at intellovations.com>wrote:

> 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
> runner.
> 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
> mechanical keyboard.
> Jeff "Coding Horror" Atwood is also a member of the keyboard cult[1] and
> just announced[2] a new keyboard in partnership with WASD yesterday, called
> the CODE keyboard[3].
> 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 example)
> 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.
> -Eric
> [1] http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2010/10/the-keyboard-cult.html
> [2] http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2013/08/the-code-keyboard.html
> [3] http://codekeyboards.com/
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