Monday, August 11, 2008

An interesting post on keyboards and use of certain keys

I'm pretty sure, this is going to be a normal thing in a few years if Microsoft disappears from the IT scene. There will be a whole bunch of keys on the keyboard that no one will know what they are for because no one ever heard of Microsoft. The explorer and windows keys will be vestigial artifacts of a different computing era.


Why?


Take a look at this interesting thread and take a look at this post. That should keep you thinking on how systems evolve and how people understand them in the long run. From OSes, hardware to application software, we will be saddled with weird artifacts that are from another computing era but have no useful application now. And if the rate of technology change increases, barring a big shift, this will only accelerate.