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GeneralRe: Ubuntu Mir announced and reactions seem mixed... PinmemberRafagaX12-Mar-13 8:49 
GeneralRe: Ubuntu Mir announced and reactions seem mixed... PinmemberAlbert Holguin12-Mar-13 9:28 
NewsExtreme debugging - a tale of microcode and an oven PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 14:23 
News5 Ways to Fail Freemium PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 14:22 
NewsEric Lippert is still talking about Monads PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 14:22 
News5 Computer Science 'Ninja Arts' PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 14:21 
NewsDon’t unit test trivial code PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 14:21 
NewsThe Longest-lived Shortcut Key In Personal Computing PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 11:41 
I didn't get my hands on VisiCalc until 1981. The first thing any Apple ][ VisiCalc user had to know was that the '/' (forward-slash) key brings up the menu on the top row of the screen. You used the left and right arrow keys to pick a top-level command, and hit RETURN. At least some of the commands then had a sub-menu which would appear on the second row, and then you'd hit RETURN again to execute the command. It was a really elegant system for using just four keys to represent a command hierarchy on two lines of all upper-case text, just 40 characters long. That was about 8% of the total available screen real estate, which was otherwise occupied by some status readouts - location, cell contents, formula, etc.
To this very day in Office 2010 on Windows the '/' key puts focus on the "Ribbon".
NewsNetflix Stops Issuing API Keys To New Developers, Effectively Ending Its Developer Program PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 11:41 
NewsUniversities fail to offer essential programming skills like Cobol PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 11:40 
GeneralRe: Universities fail to offer essential programming skills like Cobol Pinmemberdusty_dex10-Mar-13 11:59 
GeneralRe: Universities fail to offer essential programming skills like Cobol PinmemberGarth J Lancaster10-Mar-13 12:41 
GeneralRe: Universities fail to offer essential programming skills like Cobol Pinmemberdusty_dex10-Mar-13 14:42 
GeneralRe: Universities fail to offer essential programming skills like Cobol PinmemberRugbyLeague10-Mar-13 12:42 
GeneralRe: Universities fail to offer essential programming skills like Cobol PinmemberTim Carmichael11-Mar-13 6:54 
NewsWhat if Microsoft had done Windows 8 differently? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 11:40 
GeneralRe: What if Microsoft had done Windows 8 differently? [modified] PinmemberPIEBALDconsult10-Mar-13 11:46 
NewsSimCity Burning: A Warning... on The Dangers of Always-Online DRM PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 11:39 
GeneralRe: SimCity Burning: A Warning... on The Dangers of Always-Online DRM PinmvpDave Kreskowiak10-Mar-13 14:37 
GeneralRe: SimCity Burning: A Warning... on The Dangers of Always-Online DRM PinmentorPaul Watt10-Mar-13 15:19 
GeneralRe: SimCity Burning: A Warning... on The Dangers of Always-Online DRM PinmvpDave Kreskowiak10-Mar-13 16:06 
GeneralRe: SimCity Burning: A Warning... on The Dangers of Always-Online DRM PinstaffTerrence Dorsey10-Mar-13 15:28 
GeneralRe: SimCity Burning: A Warning... on The Dangers of Always-Online DRM PinmvpDave Kreskowiak10-Mar-13 16:09 
NewsGetting peanut butter in chocolate, and vice versa PinmemberKent Sharkey8-Mar-13 11:25 
NewsTesting for JavaScript PinmemberKent Sharkey8-Mar-13 6:02 

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