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I'm still clinging to my first HP keyboard from '98. I've had this keyboard for my entire 20+ year career. Lately, I've got a few keys that have started sticking...time for a bi-annual deep cleaning...maybe I can get a few more years out of it!
I used one of those... About 30 years ago, when I was programming in PL/1 on an IBM mainframe using the ISPF environment. I was developing a CCITT Group 3 image decompressor - strange how some things stick in your head...
And after that, I started using VAX/VMS - and DEC had good keyboards as well... It wasn't until I started using PCs in the late 90s that keyboard quality was something that I noticed - because they all had dreadful dome switch keyboards... I use my Filco Majestouch (brown Cherry MX switches) exclusively now...
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p
and roughly 149,999 other people too. (not all 84)
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!