David Bradley

Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
David Bradley

Name: David J. Bradley

Born: 1949 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Engineer at IBM who helped create the IBM PC.
  • Wrote the code for the now famous three-finger salute (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) key sequence that is still used today.
  • Developer of the original IBM ROM BIOS code.

Significant publications

  • Assembly Language Programming for the IBM Personal Computer (1984).


"I may have invented it (Control-Alt-Delete), but I think Bill [Gates] made it famous".

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