The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, November 05, 2018

About that keyboard I received

My friend Mark informed me that my new keyboard is intended to be used on the airline reservation system SABRE. It makes sense that IBM would make such a keyboard, seeing how they initially developed the SABRE system. He also sent a link to a similar keyboard for sale (although it has the numeric keypad unlike mine) and the markings on the keys do match.

So I guess that means I can book flights directly. Neat!

And now for some keyboards that are completely different

And speaking of keyboards, I've come across two unique keyboards recently. The first one is a Lego Commodore-64 keyboard (which is part of a longer video about a Commodore-64 case made entirely out of Lego). The keys on the keyboard do move when hit, but due to a lucky coincidence, the Lego keycaps can be used on a real Commodore-64 keyboard. Cool!

The second keyboard is one you really have to see—a keyless keyboard! No, really! And it also works as a mouse. No, really! It looks a bit silly, but yes, it does work. No, really! Watch the video. It's bizarre. It's not something I would use (or hopefully, never have to use) but it is unique.

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