IBM PC Inventor Explains How Control + Alt + Delete Was Born

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Ah, control + alt + delete. CTRL + ALT + DEL for short. On the Mac, it’s a little more complicated: Command + Option + The Media Eject Key. Still, they all do the same thing… they reboot your computer without yanking the cable out of the wall or hammering a physical button.

You probably never gave the actual provenance of Control + Alt + Delete much thought. Clearly, it’s a shortcut birthed by some coder or another in the early days of computer lore, but you probably assumed that the guy who actually invented Control + Alt + Delete had his name forgotten by history because ultimately no one cared…

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