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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: space-cadet-keyboard Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_cadet_keyboard
if anyone has an idea where I can buy such a ultra awesome keyboard, please tell me !!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: space-cadet-keyboard Reply with quote

LoTeK wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_cadet_keyboard
if anyone has an idea where I can buy such a ultra awesome keyboard, please tell me !!!!!

It looks neat, but a keyboard that old would be a nightmare to use. It would be loud, half the keys would probably not work, plus any keyboards that are working would be collectors items. Which equals loads of money.
These guys are trying to get LISP keyboards built from scratch, another costly exercise.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I know, but as I saw my first c++ program I didn't understand why for the logical "and" the symbol "&&" is used and not the "/\" like in logic. And now I see that a keyboard with real mathematical symbols exists, I mean, how cool is that?!

why aren't such keyboards produced anymore? I think there are many people who would buy one.. aren't functional languages used anymore?

I would like to have a new lisp-keyboard maybe with luminous keys...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get customised keyboards. For example:
http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/mechanical-keyboard.html for <$1000
or
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/popularis/ for >$1000

The first option is doable, the second is a very expensive toy, that I am not even sure is being made beyond prototype stage.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the links... the first one is better then nothing, but if it's only possible to engrave symbols without "lisp-function-keys"... it would be nice to have a total different keyboard from the consumer-keyboards with special drivers etc...

the second one looks a bit strange, but anyway >1000$ is way to much for me, maybe when I have a solid income one day I can afford something like that :)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it will take lot of time to get used to such key boards.
seems there is choce of key positions customise is possible
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps for the time being you could look into Neo layout. It has greek and other symbols in certain modes.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you need to wear spandex whilst using it ?
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