Click Clacking Away
August 19th, 2008 @ 1:11 am by Cliffe | Sorted Vintage Ads |
I’m typing this update on my brand new (well, old tech) buckling spring Unicomp Spacesaver keyboard
. It’s basically brand new remake of the old clicky-clacky IBM Model-M
, but with USB on the end.
Typing is a dream on this sucker — you know just when you’ve struck a key (the metallic clang lets you know). Is it loud as hell
? Yes it is. Is it heavy enough to squash a cat
? Yes it is. Am I getting paid by Unicomp to say this
? No I’m not. Either way, goodbye forever, mushy modern piece of junk keyboard!
I highly recommend the Spacesaver
, don’t let the $70 price tag keep you away.
With that, let’s take a look at an old advertisement for IBM’s “new paths to knowledge” exhibit from the ’62 World’s Fair. Click (clack) it!
|Take a walk through 15,000 years of Man’s thought. IBM invites you to visit “New Paths to Knowledge,” the exhibit that takes a stimulating look at Man’s search for information… at his progress — and his promise. Official Souvenir Program, Seattle World’s Fair 1962.