[Coco] Re: MC-10 mistakes

Rogelio Perea os9dude at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 21 00:10:12 EDT 2005

"Neil Morrison" wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "James Diffendaffer" <jdiffendaffer at yahoo.com>
>> Could the Mini-Me Chicklet keyboard be considered a mistake?
>> After all, did any computer with a chicklet or membrane keyboard
>> survive with the chicklet keyboard?  I think most died out or were
>> replaced with newer models sans chicklet.
> Try using one these days. You think Pocket PCs are bad!
> Neil

Mmmm, for all the bad press and rap the CoCo chicklet keyboard got those 
years back, many people put up with chicklets today and don't really make a 
big deal out of it... perhaps they missed the CoCo revolution :-)

One of the trendier keyboards the company I work for issues with their high 
end "terminal" equipment (to access financial and general news data) is 
chicklets all over, but packaged in an attractive way, thus far I haven't 
heard of any customer complaining or snickering at the keyboard. Some of the 
early versions of the Bloomberg terminal (mid 90s) actually had keyboards 
that were very close to the MC-10's plastic pegs.

You can check out the keyboard I am talking about at 

Of all the CoCo keyboards the one I have the most trouble using (but not to 
an extent of a total dislike) is the "melted" keys of the F board... not 
enough travel and mechanical feedback. With my big hands (huh) I find it 
easier to use the standard CoCo chicklets followed by the CoCo 2 & 3 full 
travel keyboards.

-=[ Rogelio ]=- 

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