The guy behind Ctrl-Alt-Del

By Julio Franco
Sep 30, 2003
  1. 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."
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    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 :)
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Very intresting :D

    He picked good keys.. as I've never press crtl+alt+del by accident

    Kinda hard to press all 3 keys at the same time by accident ;)
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