From: Jim Becker <jbecker at ui.urban.org>
Subject: Re: A Compaq Qwestion a VMSer Would Never Ask.
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 02:33:47 -0500
Message-ID: <3AA09E5B.184703DA at ui.urban.org>
This "any key" story was related to me some years ago.
A couple of programmers had a rough prototype of a program they were
working on. They wanted to test the interface on someone without much
computer expertise, so they asked the department secretary. The
secretary reached a point where the program said, "Press any key to
The secretary said, "Any key... Well, my name begins with J, so I'll
"No, not that one!" was the instant reaction of both programmers.
"But it says to press any key," protested the secretary.
Programmer #1 said, "When it says 'any key' it really means the Return
Programmer #2: "Huh? 'Any key' means the space bar!"
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