Computer keyboards: before ALT, before ALTGR, before CAPS LOCK, there was... ALPHA LOCK!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/12/15 10:16 -05:00, original URI:

From my Osborne 1 keyboard:

Just to the right of the CTRL key and to the left of the A key, the ALPHA LOCK key is there to do exactly what many people want out of their keyboards. :-)


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Gwyn on 16 Dec 2007 3:03 PM:

that's a really dark image. I can't make out the keys.

Michael S. Kaplan on 16 Dec 2007 3:45 PM:

Any better? :-)

Maurits [MSFT] on 17 Dec 2007 8:14 PM:

Tsk... they misspelled B*i*llG.

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