But I hear a lot of talk about the [HappyHacking] keyboards. Any thoughts?
I have 5 HappyHacking keyboards and love them. I use the USB model. It is very nice to have (1) a good quality keyboard that (2) has the Esc and Ctrl keys in the right places and (3) is the _same_ on all of the may systems that I use -- CraigFinseth
The [Kinesis Ergo] keyboards are great if you are tired of typing with offset rows.
Some folks like ProgrammableKeyboards.
Another keyboard modeled after IBM Model 20 keyboard - Das Keyboard ( http://www.daskeyboard.com/ )
It has mechanical key switches and 100% blank keys, and priced at $89.95 !
This site has lots of info on the PC 102 keyboard: http://www.pcguide.com/ref/kb/layout/std_Enh101.htm
Ok, you gotta read about this one: An architect, named Daryl Fazekas, has invented the GuysKeyboard
It is designed for use by HuntAndPeck typists.
Most of the vowels are in the center of the keyboard.
The space-cadet keyboard is a keyboard used on MIT Lisp machines and designed by Tom Knight, which inspired several still-current jargon terms in the field of computer science and influenced the design of Emacs. This device was equipped with no fewer than *seven* modifier keys: four keys for bucky bits ("control", "meta", "hyper", and "super"; the latter two of which were introduced by this keyboard) and three shift keys, called "shift", "top", and "front". Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-cadet_keyboard "The Lisp keyboards" an overview of the Space-cadet and other famous Lisp keyboards is available here http://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=98