The guy behind Ctrl-Alt-Del

By on September 30, 2003, 11:55 AM
Saw on Slashdot this piece of news: "Gannett News is running a story about David Bradley, the IBM engineer who, in 1980, coined Ctrl-Alt-Del. Interestingly, he meant for it to remain a developer-only tool, not something for end users, and certainly not to have Windows users change their passwords or logoff. He also says he chose those keys specifically as it's not a key sequence that can be struck by accident."




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poertner_1274 said:
That's pretty interseting. I would have thought it was put in there for general use, and I can see how the accident part is important. It wouldn't be fun to keep going to it when banging on your keyboard :)
---agissi--- said:
Very intresting :D He picked good keys.. as I've never press crtl+alt+del by accidentKinda hard to press all 3 keys at the same time by accident ;)
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