Friday, December 02, 2011

Book Question: Pharaoh

Have any of my readers read Pharaoh?

It's an historical novel by late 19th/early-20th Century Polish writer Bolesław Prus. I stumbled over it on a Wiki-wander and it looks fascinating.

(In other news, writing-related, my fine old Compaq keyboard died. It may be time for a visit to Buckling Springs, though not this paycheck -- Family Christmas comes early this year.)

6 comments:

Peter said...

It's available from Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23646

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Anything special you liked about a Compaq keyboard? I have a couple of them from different eras and a cabinet full of HP era as well. Consider it freecycling if you're interested.

Roberta X said...

Thank you, Peter. --I was wondering if it was worth reading. For sure the "buying" part is now suddenly a non-issue, and I can find out for myself.

Anon: Layout, feel and angle of my old KB-0133 is very close to the classic IBM spring-buckler -- and not very different to the IBM Electromatic B typewriter keyboard, which I still think is the best ever made.

I've borrowed Tam's old Logictech but even with the feet deployed, it sits too flat. (Waah! And I wanna blankie!)

Nathan said...

I like my IBM KB-8923. I loved my IBM Model M...but sadly it went the way of the dinosaurs several years ago.

I think I have an HP KB-0133 in my office downtown if you want it. I'll have to check that.

Joat said...

I've got one of the unicomp (www.pckeyboard.com) keyboards at work they aren't as heavy duty as the old model m's the typing feel is close, and they come in USB.

Rob K said...

Joat, sort of beat me to it: http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/keyboards.html

I bought this one for use at work (http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/customizer.html) and I have been very, very happy with it. It feels just like the classic Model M to me. It's what a keyboard is supposed to be.