“The Caps key is an abomination,” Hintjens writes on his blog. “It’s a huge key, stuck right there where the Ctrl used to be, and as far as I know, it’s only used by 419 scammers and Fortran programmers.”
I agree, this guy should be given an award. But some might say, “Hey, what would tech support dudes do if they couldnt say: ‘Turn your caps lock off’…”?
In that case, I guess it could cut IT Help Desk personnel/budgets by at least 20-25%.
And what’s up is up with the Scroll Lock and Pause/Break screen key? Two more dinosaur keys carried over from the early console based days. And most of the silly “F” keys are useless. No one assigns function to them much anymore except übergeeks who need to keep a reminder of days past.
The way things are going these days, most of the useless keys are going to be replaced with keys that do entire sequences like, “L8r”, “CU”, “WTF”, “ROFL”, “OMG!” and other stupid abbreviations.