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Bill Gates: ‘Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake’

BillGatesSEATTLE — Bill Gates fully admits he is not infallible.

After years of complaints and grumbles, the founder of Microsoft admitted Windows log-in command “Ctrl+Alt+Del” was a mistake.

“You want to have something you do with the keyboard that is signaling to a very low level of software,” Gates explained in verbalizing the necessity of a log-in command. But he went on to say the same function could have been done with a single button.

“It was a mistake,” he said. Gates was speaking at a recent Harvard fundraiser.

The admission of guilt drew huge laughs from the Harvard crowd and chuckles from Gates.

Watch the video below at about 16:00 to see Gates fess up to the mistake, or visit Geekwire for a bit of a history on the command.

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