Queen Victoria’s keyboard (2)

Keyboard mods by Steampunk

You might remember this from February, when I said something to the effect that “committed typewriter fiend Andrea Harris might want one of her own after she sees this.” Well, she’s seen it, and she wants it. I wonder what she’d think of RSS feeds via telegraph sounder. (Me, I want this rotary-dial GSM cell phone, just to see how T-Mobile, which is desperate to sell me some high-zoot electrotoy with a camera, an MP3 player and a medical tricorder, would react to its presence.)

Update, 8 April: Tam likes it too.

Update, 9 April: Tam’s readers seem to like it too; we’ve picked up 440 565 hits from View from the Porch at this writing. This is more than twice as much as I’ve ever gotten from that other person in Knox.





7 comments

  1. Andrea Harris »

    7 April 2007 · 9:54 pm

    Heh, I want that portable rotary phone! Not interested in the RSS Feed thingie though, but that’s because I hate RSS.

  2. Francis W. Porretto »

    8 April 2007 · 5:24 am

    That keyboard reminds me of the “computer terminals” in the movie Brazil.

  3. theirritablearchitect »

    8 April 2007 · 10:24 pm

    Mr. Porretto astutely points out the dead-tech look of the keyboard as some kind of prop from Brazil, by Terry Gilliam.

    About the fifth time through, I finally realized that it was a thinly disguised horror film. Haven’t looked at film the same way since.

    Scary. That keyboard gives me the creeps.

  4. Jon C. »

    8 April 2007 · 11:23 pm

    Or the keyboards in Max Headroom….

  5. gail »

    9 April 2007 · 9:35 pm

    You’ll be steam-punk blogging in no time.

  6. CGHill »

    9 April 2007 · 9:59 pm

    Certainly this template seems to date to the dawn of the Industrial Age.

  7. DirtCrashr »

    11 April 2007 · 10:16 am

    I’ll take one of those keyboards, reminds me of my first typewriter, an IBM Model 04 electric from the late 40’s on which I wrote my thesis. And also the rotary cell phone with no MP3, no camera, no texting, no IM, no internet, no games – no nothing but a phone. And make it from the same steel with a wrinkle-pattern finish. If Snap-On or Kennedy made a phone that’d be it.

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