Author Archives: kishy

The IBM 4704

In 2011, while consulting with fellow enthusiasts of IBM keyboards, I was introduced to the keyboards for the IBM 4704 display terminal. This is the terminal for the IBM 4700 Finance Communication System, introduced at the beginning of the 1980s. This page details the information and resources I have been able to find about this system, notably surrounding 4704 terminals for this system and repurposing 4704 input peripherals for modern computers. Continue reading

Dolch PAC 65

Dolch network analyzers and related portable computers gained notoreity on Geekhack, a community in which I’ve been quite active in the past, for the use of Cherry MX switches in the keyboards of some models. Personally, I didn’t care about the keyboard but found the computer more intriguing, so I picked this up. Eventual goals involve newer internals. Continue reading