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The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE
In 2013, Bill Gates admitted ctrl+alt+del was a mistake and blamed IBM. Here's the story of how the key combination became famous in the first place. In the spring of 1981, David Bradley was part of a select team working from a nondescript office building in Boca Raton, Fla.

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