Thursday, June 02, 2005


Have you ever wondered who has invented the "CTRL+ALT+DEL" key

David Bradley

He is the one who spent 1 minute and 23 seconds writing the source code
that has rescued and will continue to rescue PC users worldwide
for decades. This extraordinary IBM employee retired on Friday,January 14,
2005; after a prolonged service of 29 years. His formula forces obstinate
computers to restart when they no longer follow other commands. By 1980,
Bradley was one of 12 people working on the debut. The engineers knew they
had to design a simple way to restart the computer whenever it fails to
respond to the user. Bradley wrote the
code to make it work.

Bradley says -
"I did a lot of other things than Ctrl-Alt-Delete, but I'm famous for that
one." His fame and success is achieved each time a PC user fails.
He commented on his relationship with Bill gates by saying, "I may have
invented it, but Bill gates made it famous by applying my formula
when ever any Microsoft's Windows operating system made by him CRASHES,
thus I win when ever he loses."

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