31830Re: Women's Computer of the 80's
- Jul 31, 2013
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dEmWvVfEtsThe Petticoat 5. LOL!
> I see it's not for real...but still pretty funny.
I can tell it's a mockup because
- it's not Barbie pink.
There are Barbie computer accessories: mouse, kybd, etc.
- no lipstick holders
Some department store lipstick displays
look just like Uhura's communications panel!
- no lace, frills or Victoria's Secret styling
- no decorative frame around the monitor
- not even a matching table cloth!
Just too many of the "woman's touches" are missing!
Steampunk is all about romanticizing the industrial age.
I fear///anticipate the MAKER movement advocating
silly useless "personalization" of just about everything.
Do we really need things like embroidered dust covers
for the laptop or mouse?
[that reminds me: with today's thin monitors,
there's no top or side for accessories
like a mouse holder]
A long nails compliant keyboard would be MOST EXCELLENT
for cashiers. I've seen several cashiers really struggle
with the cash register mini-keyboard since those things
are anything BUT ergonomic with their plain array of keys.
A far cry from the old manual cash registers
where Frequently-Used-Keys were raised on the outer edge.
Multifunction touch screens actually HAMPER good operators
because they cannot type ahead.
cctalk has a thread about buckling "clickey key" keyboards
and keycaps. Some vintage keyboards had a raised edge
on the "enter" key so you could hit it with the
side of your finger.
I'm pissed that it was "value engineered" out :-(
I'd simply replace the keycaps if that were still possible
Yes, I have replacement keycaps
such as some application specific ones
for the IBM model M (perhaps F)
and silly ones like a red "ANY" key.
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