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so, in the middle of the chat session about an os x hotkey combination, a friend asks why exactly it is that i keep referring to the command key as the "open apple" key. for the life of me i can't remember, but a quick googling reveals command key truth and fiction and inadvertantly reveals just how old school i am:

"Old-time Apple II users will note that even on modern Macs, such as the iceBook I am using to type this article, there is an Apple symbol on the same key. Beginners sometimes call this the "Apple key" for this reason. Old-timers call it the "open-apple key," because on the old Apple II there was a dark Apple key ("closed Apple") and an outline Apple key ("open"). Eventually the second one was dropped."
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10/17/2002 09:50:00 PM 0 comments


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