The evolution of the computer keyboard: In pictures

Trace the ongoing development of techies' favorite input tool, from typewriter mimic to clacky workhorse to enhanced flat-screen.
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IBM Model M keyboard

Decades after its introduction in the mid-'80s, IBM's classic Model M remains a favorite for keyboard purists. But to really delve into the computer keyboard's past, let's set our time machine for the Mad Men era...

This slideshow accompanies our story Past is prototype: The evolution of the computer keyboard. Click through to that story for many more details about the keyboard's history and future.

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