Talk:Computer keyboard

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add information regarding keyboard ghosting[edit]


I used a Univac keypunch machine, I think in the 1970s, that had an electromechanical noisemaker (a large relay?) that made a clacking sound as each keyboard key was pressed. This machine accepted an entire line of text before punching the card, unlike IBM keypunches, that punched the card column-by-column as it was entered. The conventional wisdom as I recall was that someone familiar with typewriters could not type accurately without the audible feedback.

Connection types[edit]

In some laptops, possibly all in current production, the keyboard is connected by a flexible flat cable. The cables I've seen have 24 conducting lines. The ribbon and connector could be standardized now. No mention of this connection under Connection types. If someone can write about it, good. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (talk) 18:20, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

The Dvorak keyboard[edit]

I find it interesting that the article does not mention the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard.— Ineuw talk 21:21, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

As of now, not only is there an entire article, Dvorak Simplified Keyboard, on the Dvorak keyboard, but there is
  • mention of that keyboard in the Computer keyboard article's "Layout" section
  • a photo/image of same beside the above mention
  • an entry in "See also" Pi314m (talk) 16:50, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

IC keyboard from 1968/9 (Hall-effect)[edit]

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT KEYBOARD FROM HONEYWELL, Hall-effect, about $100 in 1968/9, equivalent to $683 in 2018. --MarMi wiki (talk) 21:47, 19 April 2019 (UTC)