Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Where did "Ctr-Alt-Del" come from

This is a very interesting article on something many people use everyday, whether at work or maybe at school or just checking your email at home.

Patrick Madrid has the story...and a short video

The origin of CTRL-ALT-DELETE

You may not have ever thought about it, but the far-too-often-used keyboard combination of Control + Alt + Delete had to have been brought into existence by some random coder at some point in technological history. But wait, it wasn’t just a random coder. The keystroke combo is attributed to [David Bradley]. He was one of the original designers of the IBM Personal Computer. You can even hear his own recount of the story in the video after the break.

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