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    Default Came across this thing on ebay

    Wish i when i retire i have some coworkers ass nice as this .

    the baby of deer is called




    https://www.ebay.com/itm/223310409357

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    Terminal keyboard spray painted gold, is that a CompuServe User Number at the end of the message.

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    It's probably the keyboard part number / serial number.

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    Not a CIS number--they're usually two-part xxxxx,xxxx.

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    What a bargain

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    also, iirc CIS numbers were in octal -- so no 8's or 9's. I believe the reason for this goes back to CompuServe using 36-bit DEC systems, and the login convention on those systems using octal numbers for programmer/project numbers.

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    it sold for $1475

    are you kidding me?

    what the h.ll?

    I am stunned. That price for a keyboard.

    Perhaps someone here can explain why this

    a. was listed for such a high starting price?

    b. what made it worth this amount of money?

    c. Whom was the JEWELL family? is this whats made this so costly?

    or

    d. is it the fact that ??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by inotarobot View Post
    it sold for $1475

    are you kidding me?
    Nope
    Keyboard collector scum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inotarobot View Post
    it sold for $1475

    are you kidding me?

    what the h.ll?

    I am stunned. That price for a keyboard.

    Perhaps someone here can explain why this

    a. was listed for such a high starting price?

    b. what made it worth this amount of money?

    c. Whom was the JEWELL family? is this whats made this so costly?

    or

    d. is it the fact that ??????
    It's the beamspring. I've seen them go for even more than that. $2000 is the highest I've seen so far. Not really sure what the attraction is. I think they have some sort of secret society and you cannot pledge without having one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Kossow View Post
    Nope
    Keyboard collector scum.


    mm sounds like you have some vintage computers that don't have keyboards since those Ones you need are in the hands of collectors of just this type of part.

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