Sunday, June 26, 2011

RIP: Northgate OmniKey

Manufactured in 1991.
Today I lay to rest one of the great computing legends, the OmniKey keyboard. In a time when computer hardware was made to last and most software had to be written by hand, a $150 keyboard didn't seem that crazy. Though many never had the opportunity to enjoy the tactile feel of your mechanical switches and nigh unbreakable construction, those of us that did will miss you forever. Rest in peace.