Original Mac keyboard didn’t have function keys

The original Mac keyboard didn’t have function keys. It also didn’t have cursor keys. It also didn’t have Page Up and Page Down keys, a Control key, or an Escape key. Why? Well, the IBM PC had all of those things, and the Mac was positioned as the anti-PC. Plus, the Mac was heavily mouse-oriented, which made the “missing” keys less important.

You should have heard it clack. It really made a racket.

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