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Inventor of CrtlAltDelete retires

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posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 04:50 PM
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The inventor of the CtrlAltDelete key combo has retired www.cnn.com...




posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 08:04 PM
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what the # someone actuaclly 'invented' that!?!??!



posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by quiksilver
what the # someone actuaclly 'invented' that!?!??!


What did you think? It invented itself? Either someone must have invented it or another guy must have discovered that someone else invented it.



posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 08:16 PM
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Well I wish him a good retiredment!





[Edited on 29-1-2004 by Ranger]



posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 08:18 PM
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hmmm I wonder what made him shose thos three keys



posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 08:21 PM
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What a great article. Thanks for sharing.

I like that part where he says if he makes it as a clue in the New York Times crossword he will have met all his life goals...LOL!



posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 08:24 PM
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I like that part where he says if he makes it as a clue in the New York Times crossword he will have met all his life goals


Wonder what his other life's goals are...hmm.



posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 10:26 PM
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like homer said - I pressed the TAB key...where's my TAB

maybe he can invent that then?

Chris



posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 11:34 PM
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I wonder how he decided the order of operation of the keys?



posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 12:46 AM
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LOL! It's funny how it mentions that he got his fame from other's failures! It's true though! I didn't think that one man would get the famous from a simple key combo! I thought it was just something standard built into computers should they regularly bugger up *cough*Microsoft*cough*. I wonder what MS Windows would be like without the three-fingered salute...



posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 02:27 AM
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" At a 20-year celebration for the IBM PC, Bradley was on a panel with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and other tech icons. The discussion turned to the keys.

"I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous," Bradley said.

Gates didn't laugh. The key combination also is used when software, such as Microsoft's Windows operating system, fails "

He didn't laugh ? I wonder why.



posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 10:26 AM
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My MS operating system knows that key combination all too well. Guess it's time to switch to Linux



posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 11:53 AM
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The key combo was picked because it was all on the bottom row of the keyboaard -- but was a difficult combination to hit accidentally. Users do all sorts of funky keystrokes that can completely hodge up a program; this was so extreme that it was unlikely that the user or outside events (like a cat walking on the keys or a baby whapping the keyboard with both hands) could trigger it.



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