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The origins of ESC

Source: The Code Project     Posted by Terrence Dorsey    Monday, October 8, 2012 6:00pm    
There’s something nice about having a get-me-the-hell-out-of-here key.

"Why "escape"? Bemer could have used another word - say, "interrupt" - but he opted for "ESC," a tiny monument to his own angst. Bemer was a worrier."

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