From: James Cloos (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 10 2010 - 03:56:49 CDT
>>>>> "JWK" == John W Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
JWK> On Jun 8, 2010, at 4:20 PM, Robert Abel wrote:
>> So I don't think that we _could do without_ those characters having
>> different code points today. Even back then it must have seemed like
>> a hack to type a lowercase L instead of a 1.
JWK> It did, young feller, it did, by cracky! And, as a matter of fact,
JWK> electric typewriters had a slightly different keyboard, one
JWK> including proper 1, 0, and ! keys.
Even many mechanical typewriters did.
(My parents' typewriters were both made by the same company; hers had
the 0 and 1 keys whereas his did not. Having found and tried out hers
first, when I did play with his -- I was 8 or 9 at the time -- I had
no idea how to type 0 or 1. Using Oh and el did not occur to me.)
(His was early 1950's vintage, hers late 1950's vintage.)
-- James Cloos <email@example.com> OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6
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