Not even at the time. Not even years before it’s time. Not even when you restrict to home computers, at least not notably.
If you’ve done any networking, that’s Layer 8 in the OSI model.
Stopped watching when the narrator said of the IBM PC: “It was the most advanced computing machine ever created.”
I was about to say that the Apple II also had a three fingered salute, but apparently the Apple II+ (1979) got by with just Ctrl-Reset, and the Apple II (1977) had a reset key. It was the Apple IIe that used the Ctrl-Open Apple-Reset Combination to trigger a warm start,
Moreover, the Apple II’s use of the reset key was tied to the “Monitor…”
LOADING THE HI-RES DEMO TAPE
- Power up system - turn the AC power switch in the back of the Apple II on. You should see a random matrix of question marks and other text characters. If you don’t, consult the operator’s manual for system checkout procedures.
- Hit the RESET key. On the left hand side of the screen you should see an asterisk and a flashing cursor next to it below the text matrix.
- Insert the HI-RES demo tape into the cassette and rewind
it. Check Volume (50-70%) and Tone (80-100%) settings.
- Type in “C00.FFFR” on the Apple II keyboard. This is the address range of the high resolution machine language sub program. It extends from $C00 to $FFF. The Rtells the computer to read in the data. Do not depress the “RETURN” key yet.
- Start the tape recorder in playback mode and depress the “RETURN” key. The flashing cursor disappears.
- A beep will sound after the program has been read in.
STOP the tape recorder. Do not rewind the program tape yet.
- Hold down the “CTRL” key, depress and release the B key, then depress the “RETURN” key and release the “CTRL” key. You should see a right facing arrow and a flashing cursor.
The Bc command places the Apple into BASIC in itia liz in g the memory pointers.
- Type in “LOAD”, restart the tape recorder in playback mode and hit the “RETURN” key. The flashing cursor disappears. This begins the loading o f the BASIC subprogram o f the HI-RES demo tape.
- A beep will sound to indicate the program is being loaded.
Apple II reference manual
On the Apple //e (1983), Ctrl open apple reset initiated a warm start, and "ctrl-closed apple-reset (which I never used) appareently mimicked the old apple ][+ behavior.
Judging by the Apple /// owners guide, the Apple III (1980) used the same reset procedure as the Apple ][+, despite the fact that the Apple /// (1980) was the first computer to use the (Open Apple/Closed Apple) keys. On the apple //e, these keys actually mimicked the joystick buttons…
Pic grabbed from teh internets.
My reset button had a length of cable between the plug and the button for convenience.
Ctrl+Shift+Esc is better. Everyone knows that.
Jobs and Woz did it just for you.
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