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Postby Guest » Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:27 pm

AP wrote:RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - David Bradley spent five minutes writing the computer code that has bailed out the world's PC users for decades.

The result was one of the most well-known key combinations around: CtrlAltDelete. It forces obstinate computers to restart when they will no longer follow other commands.

Bradley, 55, is getting a new start of his own. He's retiring Friday after 28 1/2 years with IBM.

Bradley joined the company in June 1975 as an engineer in Boca Raton, Fla. By 1980, he was one of 12 working to create the IBM PC. He now works at IBM's facility in Research Triangle Park.

The engineers knew they had to design a simple way to restart the computer should it fail. Bradley wrote the code to make it work.

"I didn't know it was going to be a cultural icon," Bradley said. "I did a lot of other things than CtrlAltDelete, but I'm famous for that one."

His fame depends on others failures.

At a 20-year celebration for the IBM PC, Bradley was on a panel with Microsoft founder Bill Gates (news - web sites) and other tech icons. The discussion turned to the keys.

"I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous," Bradley said.

Gates didn't laugh. The key combination also is used when software, such as Microsoft's Windows operating system, fails.

Bradley, whose name was once mentioned as a clue in the final round of the TV game show "Jeopardy," will continue teaching at N.C. State University after retirement.

His office is filled with memories of his time at IBM and the keys that brought him fame in the tech world. He says he has almost every cartoon that featured CtrlAltDelete. There are video clips of the "Jeopardy" show and the panel with Gates.

"After having been the answer on final 'Jeopardy,' if I can be a clue in 'The New York Times' Sunday crossword puzzle, I will have met all my life's goals," Bradley said.

Ahh, you will be missed.......ummmmm.....what was it again?......David....yes....David Bradley.

Where would we have been without this guy? :-o
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Postby Brokentusks9 » Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:39 pm

That's awesome. I can't tell you how many times I've used CtrlAltDel over the years.

Thanks David! ;-D
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Postby Madison » Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:08 am

Agreed. ControlAltDelete has saved me on many occasions. :-)

Thanks David. ;-D
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:16 am

Leave it up to a guy from North Carolina to figure out how to reset everything..... ;-D

Happy retirement David.... :-)
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Postby Pedantic » Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:37 am

To the creator of the three-fingered salute...I salute you. ;-)
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Postby trevisc » Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:38 pm

Pedantic wrote:To the creator of the three-fingered salute...I salute you. ;-)


they should make a commercial about this guy


"Real man of genius"

"Mr. Ctrl-Alt-Delete inventor!"
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Re: "'CtrlAltDelete' Inventor Restarts Career"

Postby Sox FANatic001 » Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:52 pm

Anonymous wrote:
AP wrote:RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - David Bradley spent five minutes writing the computer code that has bailed out the world's PC users for decades.

The result was one of the most well-known key combinations around: CtrlAltDelete. It forces obstinate computers to restart when they will no longer follow other commands.

Bradley, 55, is getting a new start of his own. He's retiring Friday after 28 1/2 years with IBM.

Bradley joined the company in June 1975 as an engineer in Boca Raton, Fla. By 1980, he was one of 12 working to create the IBM PC. He now works at IBM's facility in Research Triangle Park.

The engineers knew they had to design a simple way to restart the computer should it fail. Bradley wrote the code to make it work.

"I didn't know it was going to be a cultural icon," Bradley said. "I did a lot of other things than CtrlAltDelete, but I'm famous for that one."

His fame depends on others failures.

At a 20-year celebration for the IBM PC, Bradley was on a panel with Microsoft founder Bill Gates (news - web sites) and other tech icons. The discussion turned to the keys.

"I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous," Bradley said.

Gates didn't laugh. The key combination also is used when software, such as Microsoft's Windows operating system, fails.

Bradley, whose name was once mentioned as a clue in the final round of the TV game show "Jeopardy," will continue teaching at N.C. State University after retirement.

His office is filled with memories of his time at IBM and the keys that brought him fame in the tech world. He says he has almost every cartoon that featured CtrlAltDelete. There are video clips of the "Jeopardy" show and the panel with Gates.

"After having been the answer on final 'Jeopardy,' if I can be a clue in 'The New York Times' Sunday crossword puzzle, I will have met all my life's goals," Bradley said.

Ahh, you will be missed.......ummmmm.....what was it again?......David....yes....David Bradley.

Where would we have been without this guy? :-o


wed have lots of broken computers, thats for sure :-D

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Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:33 am

I invented CtrlAltMouseIntoWall

doesn't work as well.
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Postby la dodgers » Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:07 pm

thank u david i can honesly say as much as ive used it i never really cared who made it but im glad hes getting the respect he deserver\s
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:35 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:I invented CtrlAltMouseIntoWall

doesn't work as well.


Can't say I've used that, but on a few occasions I've resorted to:

CtrlAltDelete...hmmmm nothing....CtrlAltDelete.....nothing again....CtrlAltDelete.....damn I really screwed this thing up......CtrlAltKICK THE CRAP OUTTA THE HARD DRIVE!!!!!!!

I had a 1 year warranty, what can I say :-b
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