Great, what are all those Red State commenters going to do now?

Slate reports that Google’s new Cr-48 notebook will not have Caps Lock key.

So why has Caps Lock stuck around so long? The simplest explanation is technological inertia. Computer companies have long been obsessed with reverse compatibility, or the ability of any new product to support old software. People are more likely to buy a new computer, the thinking goes, if they can still access their old files and don’t have to change their habits. As a result, computers have almost always been additive: more keys, more programs, more functions. That was the logic behind carrying over the Caps Lock key from typewriters to personal computers, and every new keyboard designer has probably thought the same thing: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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One Response to Great, what are all those Red State commenters going to do now?

  1. siriuskase says:

    It’s not hard to figure out why caps lock is on computers. The real question is why is on typewriters?

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