THE HISTORY OF CAPS LOCK [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 17, 2012 |  by  |  Internet
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We’ve all been there. You’re trying to have an adult conversation over the internet and an argument arises. All caps fill the screen, your eyes melt out of your face and you admit defeat. In all seriousness, caps lock is the devil. No one ever capitalizes more than two words. The only defense for anyone typing in all caps is to ‘get a point across’ AKA, ‘be annoying.’

In 2011, Google released their Chrome Book with the caps lock button replaced by a Google search key. What a way to trim the fat, Google. Way to take a step in a direction most companies don’t have the balls to take. If I was going to compare the caps lock key to another useless necessity it would be pennies. Except with a few hundred pennies you could by a pack of gum, with a few hundred caps lock keys you can’t buy squat.

Maybe I’m biased against caps lock keys. Maybe you just use it too much. [Via]

CAPS LOCK

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  • asgaro

    ITS FUNNY HOW MICROSOFT NOW ADDED ALL CAPS TEXT ON THE TOP BAR OF VISUAL STUDIO 2012 AND THE METRO STYLE IN WIN 8 ALSO HAS LOTS OF CAPS.
    ITS CRAZY RIGHT?

    • me

      ur caps r on, btw;)

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  • http://markrojas2.blogspot.com/ Mark Rojas

    Billy Mays lived life in CAPS LOCK

  • old timer

    You have forgotten to mention that older computer languages, such as FORTRAN and COBOL were written in all caps.

    Also, it is important to note that the caps lock key is used as another modifier key in languages other than English. In Hebrew, for example, if you want to add diacritical points to a text, you keep the caps lock pressed and then use a combination of the shift key and a number key.

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  • Willlliam

    I love Caps Lock…. I hate Shift
    I have just gotten used to always turning it off after I have used it……um am I the only one who disagrees.
    Since childhood Caps Lock has always been loved by me.