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"What is a keyboard?" - it sound that this question could have the easy answer "A keyboard gives you control over your computer!". ''That this answer is a simplification and we already can start with the point that a keyboard is maybe not a controlling device of your computer.'' Thus has the following wiki-article a different approach on this question. It contains a lot of fragments like a deep search in the dark world of the computer-circuits, a short overview about the history of keyboards -  especial in the age of the personal computer, different types of keyboard usage, examples of curios keyboards, a critique of the current visions of input-culture and a description of a keyboard in the view of a computer.  
 
"What is a keyboard?" - it sound that this question could have the easy answer "A keyboard gives you control over your computer!". ''That this answer is a simplification and we already can start with the point that a keyboard is maybe not a controlling device of your computer.'' Thus has the following wiki-article a different approach on this question. It contains a lot of fragments like a deep search in the dark world of the computer-circuits, a short overview about the history of keyboards -  especial in the age of the personal computer, different types of keyboard usage, examples of curios keyboards, a critique of the current visions of input-culture and a description of a keyboard in the view of a computer.  
  
[[File:Bloombergkeyboard.jpg|thumb|250px| Bloombergkeyboard ]]
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[[File:Bloombergkeyboard.jpg|thumb|300px| Bloombergkeyboard ]]
[[File:Spacecadetkeyboard.jpg|thumb|250px| space-cadet keyboard for MIT LISP machines]]
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[[File:Spacecadetkeyboard.jpg|thumb|300px| space-cadet keyboard for MIT LISP machines]]
[[File:Openofficemouse.jpg|thumb|250px| the openofficemouse]]
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[[File:Openofficemouse.jpg|thumb|300px| the openofficemouse]]
[[File:Engelbart.jpg|250px|thumb| Engelbart computermouse]]
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[[File:Engelbart.jpg|300px|thumb| Engelbart computermouse]]
  
{{youtube|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnLbv6QYcA}}
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a serious joke by the onion news network:
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnLbv6QYcA]

Revision as of 01:46, 2 April 2013

"What is a keyboard?" - it sound that this question could have the easy answer "A keyboard gives you control over your computer!". That this answer is a simplification and we already can start with the point that a keyboard is maybe not a controlling device of your computer. Thus has the following wiki-article a different approach on this question. It contains a lot of fragments like a deep search in the dark world of the computer-circuits, a short overview about the history of keyboards - especial in the age of the personal computer, different types of keyboard usage, examples of curios keyboards, a critique of the current visions of input-culture and a description of a keyboard in the view of a computer.

Bloombergkeyboard
space-cadet keyboard for MIT LISP machines
the openofficemouse
Engelbart computermouse



a serious joke by the onion news network: [1]