Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

And Speaking Of Typing On Keyboards..

..How did the forward slash thing (/) get the right of way on the question mark(?) key?

The question mark is surely the superior, more frequently used symbol, and yet to be able to use it, you first have to go through 'shift'.

The ? deserves a bit more respect than he's been given. You know that I'm right on this. How many times has ? helped you out of a pickle? (See, he was just there for me right then) Yet where is ol' / when you're in a tight spot? Nowhere to be found. Lolly gagging off on some boring web address or something. Fair-weather friend.

I don't know much, but I know that Question Mark plays second fiddle to no Forward Slash.


Laetitia :-) said...

Well, forward slash gets more mileage than he used to with URLs using it a lot.

Ben McLaughlin said...

true in theory, but in practice?

I very rarely find myself typing out a web address. Any site I want to see is either in my favourites, or I've just clicked a link from somewhere else. Forward slash is all style, no substance.

Simone R. said...

My #2 boy raised this exact issue today. Why is question mark second best? It's not.

Good pick up.