Thank you, Mr. Bemer
October 6, 2012 4:43 PM Subscribe
The Esc key
was born in 1960, when an I.B.M. programmer named Bob Bemer was trying to solve a Tower of Babel problem: computers from different manufacturers communicated in a variety of codes. Bemer invented the ESC
key as way for programmers to switch from one kind of code to another.
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