Control-Alt-Delete, the keyboard shortcut so synonymous with computer rage that even your Nan’s heard of it. And now, despite it being a recurring feature of the Windows platform for near 30 years, even Bill Gates himself has admitted he hates it.
“It was a mistake,” Gates told a humoured audience at a Harvard fundraiser. “We could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn’t wanna give us our single button.”
That guy at IBM was designer David Bradley, who has since admitted that creating the keyboard combination was “five minutes, 10 minutes of activity.” What’s that saying about a moment’s thoughtlessness leading to a lifetime’s worth of pain? Yeah Bradley, that one was made for you. [YouTube via The Verge]
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