On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 05:06:00PM +0000, David Murphy wrote:
>> > And the Avant keyboards cost
> > 150 bucks - a lot of money for a keyboard + carriage from the US. Mind you,
> > I'm sure my original one wasn't cheap, even if I didn't pay for it.
>> True - they seem to be pricing on the basis that they get bought by
> companies that have been clobbered into it by ergo regulations, rather
> than aiming at end users. I'd love to try one though.
>No, I don't think it's quite that, as the ergonomic factors are probably no
more than with other keyboards. The feel of the switches is what it's about,
and they're so far ahead of modern membrane keyboards that it's not funny.
These have obviously now become so expensive to produce, in terms of
expensive parts, and hand assembly etc. that they're very much more
expensive than pieces of shit. Of course there's also the "what the customer
is willing to pay" factor, but Apple has been trading on that for years now
I'm going to take the tools to my Northgate, but I'll keep Avant's web site
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