note the LMI logo. It's #lisp cons cell, which is the building block of lisp's list. but also, Guy Steele Says: Don't Iterate, Recurse, and Get rid of cons! http://xahlee.info/comp/Guy_Steele_parallel_computing.html #xahcode
@xahlee Oh, shoot, I don't think I could really name the keyboards. My personal favourite keyboards are compact Cherrys - G84-4100 and similar - because they're long lived, have good touch, and don't clutter the desk.
I've certainly used real VT100s and various VT100 clones (which were mostly better). I also used early IBM PC and RS6000 terminals, but I wasn't very keen on their keyboards (I know other folk rave over them). >>>
@xahlee The keyboards on Sun II workstations were OK. The original 128k Macintosh and 512k 'Fat Mac' keyboards were a bit weird - clunkily deep - but nice and compact.
BBC Micro keyboards were also remarkably nice, given they were relatively inexpensive machines. Indeed, all Acorn keyboards I can remember were good except the Electron, which was distinctly cheap. >>>
@xahlee Other 'home computers' of the period mostly had pretty dreadful keyboards - chicklets, or membrane, or rubber buttons overlaying a membrane, or (in the case of the Sinclair QL) actual plastic keytops sat on a membrane.
The Xerox 1108 keyboard was an ENORMOUS thing - worked well, nice touch, but HUGE. The 1186 keyboard was svelte in comparison - similar to PC keyboards of the period (1986).
@simon_brooke hi Simon, i also posted my question here.
to give some context.
thanks a lot for your answers.
@xahlee InterLisp-D was case sensitive, with a lot of the core functions having upper-case only names (for legacy reasons) but must of the newer stuff using camel case. We also used camel case in Portable Standard Lisp, although PSL core functions were lower-case-with-hyphens (like modern Clojure).
@xahlee that coffee mug is unacceptably far away smh
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