> We think that this is the dumbest thing that IBM has ever
> done since they
> re-named the System/38 to the iSeries.  I instinctively know
> what platform
> I'm working on based on the shape of the keyboard, and what that all
> entails such as:
> 122 keys with 24 command keys
> destructive backspace
> 132 key capable keyboards are significantly more programmer
> productive (in
> a green screen environment) than any PC.  (Has anyone used
> SEU lately?)
> Just try to use one backspace key and determine if it is
> destructive or
> nondestructive.  How about this insert/delete bullshit.  And
> where or where
> did my explanation point go.
> I would object significantly less to keyboard mapping on a
> PC, of it could
> become an attribute of the *USRPRF!
> We ordered several today, plus a supply of spare keyboards.
> I would speculate that eventually they will figure this out,
> but I doubt
> it.
> Al
> Al Barsa, Jr.
> Barsa Consulting Group, LLC


Have you tried an Affirmative keyboard (originally called BOSS)
for your PC?  Its highly configurable under Client Access.

IMHO, its the *best* keyboard for 5250 emulation that I've ever
used. It also holds up well to those of us who like to pound things :)
I even bought one for home use.....


(who has no connection with Affirmative)

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