Re[2]: Humor/Tech Support

Subject: Re[2]: Humor/Tech Support
From: Don Smith <dsmith -at- ACCESSBEYOND -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 10:01:17 EST

Matt writes:

The other problem with "Press Return Key" is that very few PC
keyboards have a "Return" key; at least on most of the ones I've seen,
it's labeled "Enter". Last "Return" key I saw was on my Commodore 64.


The Commodore 64. What memories! I still have mine, hard disk, color monitor,
etc.

You know, this "Enter" key stuff hangs around because it is based on fact. It
refers to the old Teletype machines, in which what we call the "Enter" key was
used to return the carriage to the left side of the paper in much the same way
as an electric typewriter did. (Remember them?) By the way, in many parts of the
world, the teletype machine is still one of the mainstay of certain
communications.

Best Regards,


Don
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Subject: Re: Humor/Tech Support
Author: Matt Ion <soundy -at- nextlevel -dot- com> at INTERNET
Date: 11/30/96 7:11 AM


On Sun, 17 Nov 1996 12:45:22 EST, Walter L. Bazzini wrote:

>>>1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to
>>>"Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the
>>>"Any" key is. <<

>See, that's the wrong approach (read: it makes sense). The RIGHT way to
>approach the age old "any key" dilemma is to simply begin manufacturing
>keyboards with a key labeled "Any" which would have the effect of, well,
>striking -- excuse me, gently depressing -- any key when this situation is
>called for, and no effect under any other circumstances. Perhaps it could take
>the place of Scroll Lock or Sys Rq.

The other problem with "Press Return Key" is that very few PC keyboards
have a "Return" key; at least on most of the ones I've seen, it's
labelled "Enter". Last "Return" key I saw was on my Commodore 64.



Your friend and mine,
Matt
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