I think that goes all the way back to the character based Wordstar program. Ran under DOS was fast and once you learned all the key combinations was really powerful. WordPerfect came along and killed WordStar, along with IBMs Display Writer. Then M$Word go to version two and it was all over but the crying......

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 8/4/2011 9:52 AM, Jerry C. Adams wrote:
Out of curiosity does anyone know who's bright idea it was to make C and V
(along with Ctrl) the Copy and Paste keys? Okay, the C I understand, but
why V? P was obviously taken by 'Print' but V doesn't make any sense. For
about the fourth time today (and uncounted times in the past) I have
fat-fingered the Ctrl-C when I meant to paste.

Jerry C. Adams

IBM i Programmer/Analyst

My wife and I are incompatible. She hates me when I'm drunk, and I can't
stand her when I'm sober.


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