In Cambridge, England, a drummer built a grey, rectangular box in 1982. The "Camputers Lynx" had many a knob on its top and promising electronics inside.
"More computing power for the money than any other machine" at the Fifth Personal Computer World Show, reported Byte magazine's senior editor. He also had something to say about the knobs outside, though: "Unfortunately, the Delete key is where the Return key usually is".
It was not so much the keyboard layout, though, that reportedly contributed to the all-too rapid demise of John Shireff's machine as, alas, a lack of attractive software.
Now, here's to a "Delete" knob, of sorts, inside, in a way, a rectangular box, if you want:
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