Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 11:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's funny how while software changes so fast, and many hardware components evolve at ridiculously fast paces (processors, memory, hard drives), the keyboard has remained largely unchanged over the years - until recently, that is. Even Lenovo has now buckled under the pressure, switching to a chiclet-style keyboard for ThinkPads - while also removing the SysReq key.
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RE: Insert key?
by Zbigniew on Thu 14th Jan 2010 13:22 UTC in reply to "Insert key?"
Zbigniew
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2008-08-28

Insert/Delete are quite commonly used - in applications - as "Insert/Delete" record (file, whatever...).

Edited 2010-01-14 13:22 UTC

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RE[2]: Insert key?
by werpu on Mon 18th Jan 2010 18:36 in reply to "RE: Insert key?"
werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

Insert/Delete are quite commonly used - in applications - as "Insert/Delete" record (file, whatever...).

Which reminds me why do they still have the caps lock, this is insane, I curse that key at least three times per day, the only reason why it existed in the first place was Cobol, and yet no one really has moved that key into an obskure keyboard combination making place for something more useful!

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RE[3]: Insert key?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 19th Jan 2010 05:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Insert key?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I'm not sure about Cobol being the reason for CAPS LOCK. Typewriters had it too, called the shift lock.


http://designblog.nzeldes.com/2008/10/the-infamous-caps-lock-key/

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