Lisp Machine Keyboards

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

To understand the history of lisp machine keyboards, you must know some history of lisp machines.

Lisp Machines are computers (hardware) designed to run lisp programing language efficiently.

Lisp Machine pretty much stopped in 1990, due to the beginning of Personal Computer that are cheaper and faster, and “AI Winter” (industry's failed expectation of AI research).

2021-07-18 Wikipedia [ Lisp machine ] [ 2018-07-11 ]

SAIL Keyboard (year 1970)

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SAIL Keyboard

The Knight Keyboard (year ~1974)

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Knight Keyboard

Space Cadet keyboard (year 1980)

Space Cadet

Symbolics Space Cadet Keyboard (year ~1981)

Symbolics Space Cadet

LMI Lambda Keyboard (year ~1983)

LMI Lambda Keyboard

Xerox 1108/1109 lisp keyboard (year ~1982)

Xerox 1108/1109 Lisp Keyboard

Symbolics Keyboard PN 364000 (year ~1983)

This model is used with Symbolics 3600 machines. Year 1983.

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Symbolics Keyboard PN 364000

Symbolics keyboard PN 365407 (year ~1985)

This model comes after the PN 364000, and is compatible to it. This is used in Symbolics 36xx series, perhaps around 1985.

Symbolics keyboard PN 365407
Symbolics keyboard PN 365407 Rev C

Racal-Norsk KPS-10 Lisp Prototype Keyboard (year ~1984)

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Racal-Norsk KPS-10 Lisp Prototype Keyboard

Lisp Machine Keyboard USB Driver

2018-07-12 by Mike McMahon (aka MMcM) [2018-07-12 ]


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