My first experience with keys was a Commodore 64, and I quickly became a fan of basic programming. But I don’t remember that keyboard anyway, so ignore this bit. That was pretty much the extent of my experience with keyboards until I started using an electric typewriter for papers.
The electric typewriter is very memorable to me. I can still remember the action of the keys, the smell of the ink, and the hum of the machine. There were other computers at College too, but I don’t remember the keyboards at all. The “computers” were simple monitors connected to a mainframe. I heard a story about this style of computer, that the State had made some colossal blunder in investing in them but everyone went PC. In any case, the action of the electric typewriter was nice.
Later on, I would come to use more IBM-type keyboards in the military and as a telephone operator. I find these keyboards to be a bit clunky and noisy. I’m not a big fan of the “clicking” while I type. As a matter of fact, even the clunkiness of Microsoft keyboards annoys me. Even though they don’t click they are noisy.
Eventually, I would move on to the PC and then laptop keyboards. I’m using a ThinkPad T-series right now, but I can’t tell, it’s too dark in here right now. The keyboard is OK, but in general, keyboards these days just seem to be junk.
This brings me to my general question of where can I get a good keyboard? And which laptops do you think have good keyboards?