cman: Ahh, the escape key. Last time it held any sort of relevancy was in a 1994 film called The Net
Green Scorpio: I've often wondered why the little diskette icon is still used almost universally as save. it's been at least 15 years since diskettes were even relevant.Unless you count installing windows server using a 3rd party scsi driver. goddam microsoft.
APE992: Why do outmoded keys, like ESC, persist? Our devices have legacies built into them. For more than a hundred years, when you wanted to write something, you sat down in front of a typewriter. But computers look different now - they're like smartphones. It will be interesting to see whether in 10 or 15 years the whole idea of a keyboard will seem strange. We might be saying, "Remember when we used to type things?"How would we control computers in this future-without-typing? Think of the Wii and Kinect, or even specialized input devices for games like Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution. All might be bellwethers for the rest of computing. We might see a rise in all sorts of input, like voice recognition and audio control - think about Siri.-----How about no?
sinanju: Back in the day, escape keys weren't on all keyboards. As an emacs user, I got used to ^[/csb//I'm old
nmemkha: [s12.postimage.org image 400x300]What about the "Pig Up" and "Katarl" keys?
goatleggedfellow: Unless I get stuck in Firefox fullscreen, in which case I throw my computer on the ground and go buy a new one.
LemSkroob: cman: Ahh, the escape key. Last time it held any sort of relevancy was in a 1994 film called The Netfor autoCAD is an essential command. In fact, my left ring finder sits over the ESC by default when i am drafting.
theorellior: The Esc key still has plenty of uses. Num Lock and Scroll Lock, not so much.
D1551D3N7: Can someone explain what the numpad is for? The numbers are already above the letters why waste space on more numbers?
cman: D1551D3N7: Can someone explain what the numpad is for? The numbers are already above the letters why waste space on more numbers?If you were an accountant, they would have to pry the numkeys from your cold, dead hands
flaminio: In 30 years of using PCs, I've never used the SysRq key.
BumpInTheNight: Meh Esc is still my go to button to get into a game's menu system to pause/save/quit etc, only blizzard seems to insist on using something different (F10).NOW CAPSLOCK, THAT THERE IS A FANTASTIC BUTTON.
TimeCubeFan: LemSkroob: cman: Ahh, the escape key. Last time it held any sort of relevancy was in a 1994 film called The Netfor autoCAD is an essential command. In fact, my left ring finder sits over the ESC by default when i am drafting.Same here, and for other 3D modeling and drafting software I use. It's handy to unselect objects without fear they will be part of the selection set of the next command. Funny I never thought about it as a default left-hand position, but I do the same as you.
Mitt Romneys Tax Return: flaminio: In 30 years of using PCs, I've never used the SysRq key.You've never taken a screenshot using that key?
mhd: Now for some keyboard pr0n:[i.imgur.com image 485x474]
cman: mhd: Now for some keyboard pr0n:[i.imgur.com image 485x474]JESUS CHRIST WHAT THE fark IS THAT?
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