PC users know that the keyboard combination “Control-Alt-Delete” can save you from problems, but according to Bill Gates, the keyboard combination was a mistake. Speaking with the Harvard fundraising campaign, he admitted that the Ctrl-Alt-Delete button presses wasn’t an intentional thing.
He said, “It was a mistake… We could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn’t wanna give us our single button.” So engineer David Bradley came up with the Ctrl-Alt-Delete keyboard combination, which is still used on PCs to bring up a computer’s Task Manager or to completely lock a machine.
It’s probably good there was no single button, otherwise you would have pressed it by accident a hundred times by now. I wonder why Bradley thought that Ctrl-Alt-Delete was a good combination though.
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