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Markymark5,890 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

No, but rather like MicroSoft have with Ctl-Alt-Del, he's made it really popular


CTRL-Alt-Delete wasn't an MS initiative. It was actually part of the original IBM PC specification dating back to 1981 and outside of an operating system the BIOS responds to it (for a reboot). The only reason it became 'popular' at all was because it appeared prior to login on Windows machines; Bill Gates said years later it was a mistake, he wanted a key that was never added to the standard IBM PC keyboard.


Which was the point that Markymark was making, wasn't it?


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Neil Jones4,584 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today

No, but rather like MicroSoft have with Ctl-Alt-Del, he's made it really popular


CTRL-Alt-Delete wasn't an MS initiative. It was actually part of the original IBM PC specification dating back to 1981 and outside of an operating system the BIOS responds to it (for a reboot). The only reason it became 'popular' at all was because it appeared prior to login on Windows machines; Bill Gates said years later it was a mistake, he wanted a key that was never added to the standard IBM PC keyboard.


Which was the point that Markymark was making, wasn't it?


I interpreted Marky's post as suggesting CTRL+ALT+DEL was a Microsoft idea. Which it wasn't. Windows did respond to it as early as Windows 3.0 but as Windows became the most popular operating system over the years and found its way into corporate networks the entire concept took off from there.
noggin13,884 posts since 26 Jun 2001

No, but rather like MicroSoft have with Ctl-Alt-Del, he's made it really popular


CTRL-Alt-Delete wasn't an MS initiative. It was actually part of the original IBM PC specification dating back to 1981 and outside of an operating system the BIOS responds to it (for a reboot). The only reason it became 'popular' at all was because it appeared prior to login on Windows machines; Bill Gates said years later it was a mistake, he wanted a key that was never added to the standard IBM PC keyboard.


Which was the point that Markymark was making, wasn't it?


Yes.
Markymark5,890 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

CTRL-Alt-Delete wasn't an MS initiative. It was actually part of the original IBM PC specification dating back to 1981 and outside of an operating system the BIOS responds to it (for a reboot). The only reason it became 'popular' at all was because it appeared prior to login on Windows machines; Bill Gates said years later it was a mistake, he wanted a key that was never added to the standard IBM PC keyboard.


Which was the point that Markymark was making, wasn't it?


I interpreted Marky's post as suggesting CTRL+ALT+DEL was a Microsoft idea.


No. In fact the line I used, was used by one of IBM's design engineers, to have a gentle a dig at MS.
JKDerry999 posts since 15 Oct 2016 Recently warned
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Studio 2 and 3 will now be the home of ITV Daytime for the foreseeable future, unless BBC Studioworks hike the sublet fees and ITV decide to move somewhere cheaper in five years time.
JKDerry999 posts since 15 Oct 2016 Recently warned
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Studio 2 and 3 will now be the home of ITV Daytime for the foreseeable future, unless BBC Studioworks hike the sublet fees and ITV decide to move somewhere cheaper in five years time.

Or they just change their property strategy again

I think Television Centre and BBC Studioworks are very happy to have ITV Daytime as a long term permanent booking. It makes them money every year, and brings ITV stability for those four programmes each weekday.
Inspector Sands12,729 posts since 25 Aug 2004

I think Television Centre and BBC Studioworks are very happy to have ITV Daytime as a long term permanent booking. It makes them money every year, and brings ITV stability for those four programmes each weekday.

I'm sure they are at the moment, but that doesn't mean that ITV won't suddenly decide they want the big HQ with everyone under the same roof again. As I've said before I can see them doing that bit of the original plan even if it's not at the South Bank
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LCL9280 posts since 14 Jul 2014
London London
There's quite a commotion internally about the cancelled return to the Southbank. The new strategy; 'ITV - not just TV' is coming down hard on all areas of the business and I think the next year or so will be very interesting.
Views are my own and not that of my employer!
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Inspector Sands12,729 posts since 25 Aug 2004
'Not just TV'? After having divested all of their non TV assets and buying up lots of TV production companies? Rolling Eyes

It can't be good for moral, long term strategy or corporate pride for everything to be so up in the air and temporary
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