Bill Gates says Ctrl-Alt-Del was a mistake. But it wasn’t his fault.
He was speaking at Harvard recently, and said that David Bradley, who designed the IBM PC, wouldn’t put a single logon button on the computer. Bradley had designed the three-button combination for rebooting the PC.
Microsoft used the Ctrl-Alt-Del combination for logging in to the operating system. Gates says that was a mistake.
I’m thinking that’s not the only mistake Microsoft made along the way. I’m thinking Windows ME. And Windows Vista. And Windows 8. And…
Now, to be fair, Microsoft did some good things along the way. Without Microsoft, who knows what technology would be like. Heck, they saved Apple along the way, which makes Microsoft kinda responsible for iPods, iPhones, iPads, and that smug feeling Apple users exude.
Told you Microsoft was evil.