December 17th, 2004

bunny ears

welcome datacomp

I talked about this a little at last night's snbprov, so here's some more information for anyone who's interested.

Some Mac third party keyboards used to (or maybe still do for all I know) have a little feature where if you didn't type anything for a while they would themselves type 'welcome datacomp'. Here's a nice little rant by someone who got caught by this.

If you google for 'welcome datacomp' you can find more information about this, plus some documents that were apparently composed using one of these keyboards. For instance:

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