Keyboards and the Model M (was Re: NEC ProSpeed 386)

geneb geneb at
Wed Jun 1 09:12:08 CDT 2016

On Tue, 31 May 2016, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:

>> On May 31, 2016, at 5:10 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
>> I used one enough to have worn a visible depression in the space bar
>> with my right thumb.  I still have a few of the keyboards around.
> Another thing I love about the WASD keyboards.  Because the lettering is 
> molded all the way through the keycap, I can't wear the letters off. 
> I've had a couple of other compact format Cherry keyboards over the 
> years that I loved, but I always managed to pound the legend off them 
> within a year or so.
It's called a "double-shot" key.  There's two injection molds used for 
each key.

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great info there including key vendors.


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