SAIL Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

SAIL Keyboard. (SAIL = Stanford AI Lab.) Dated about before 1974.

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SAIL keyboard. 4708×3134 [image source flickr, by Marcin Wichary ©]

SAIL keyboard is for the Stanford AI lab Datadisc and III displays connected to the PDP-10 computer running WAITS.

Note, SAIL was started in 1963 by John McCarthy (inventor of LISP programing language) , after he moved from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Stanford.

SAIL was one of the leading centers for AI research and an early ARPANET site.

[see On Lisp]

[see Lisp Machine Keyboards]

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SAIL keyboard [Photo by Marcin Wichary]

Note the short spacebar.

[see Typewriter Spacebar History]

[see Tiny Space Bar on Japanese Keyboards]

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SAIL keyboard [Photo by Marcin Wichary]

Note, 0 is placed to the left of 1. See this thread on a bit history of that.

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SAIL keyboard [Photo by Marcin Wichary]

2018-07-27 thanks to Lars Brinkhoff for info on SAIL keyboard. •

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