[TUHS] terminal - just for fun

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sat Aug 2 06:35:08 AEST 2014

Dave Horsfall scripsit:

> Personally I've yet to think of a single use for Caps Lock and Num Lock.

It was essential in the transition period when keyboards had acquired
upper and lower case but operating systems only understood upper case.
Since then it has been nothing but a nuisance.

> Whenever I get stuck with a M$ keyboard (which seems to be most of them) I 
> prise off a few irritating keys so that I don't hit the poxy things by 
> mistake.

The echt-MS keyboard I am using right now under Windows 7 has a driver
that lets me disable Caps Lock, and so I have done.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
We do, doodley do, doodley do, doodley do,
What we must, muddily must, muddily must, muddily must;
Muddily do, muddily do, muddily do, muddily do,
Until we bust, bodily bust, bodily bust, bodily bust.  --Bokonon

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