David Bradley

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
David Bradley

Name: David J. Bradley

Born: 1949 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • IBM engineer who helped create the IBM PC and also wrote the code for the now famous three finger salute (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) key sequence that is still in use today.
  • Developer of the original IBM ROM BIOS code.

Significant publications

  • Assembly Language Programming for the IBM Personal Computer.


"I may have invented it (control-alt-delete), but I think Bill [Gates] made it famous".