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Re: origin of the Meta key


From: Allan Gottlieb
Subject: Re: origin of the Meta key
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 08:19:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

At Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:38:33 -0400 Barry Margolin <address@hidden> wrote:

> I wasn't able to find much more, either.  Googling for "sail keyboard" 
> mostly finds articles about bands whose song titles contain the word 
> "sail".  Google needs a way for you to tell it the general topic area, 
> so when you're looking for computer stuff you don't get rock & roll 
> answers.

I tried "sail keyboard mit" and found
http://www.stanford.edu/~learnest/sailaway.htm

This contains "This display system also included an advanced keyboard
that introduced the "Meta" key and other features to facilitate
touch-typing. That keyboard design was picked up promptly by MIT and
Carnegie-Mellon University and later by Apple, whose Command key is a
direct descendent of the Meta key on the SAIL keyboard."

allan

(Barry, sorry for previously sending directly to you)




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