Bill Gates says that the triple key feature should have been made easier, such as using a two key shortcut, however the designer insisted on using these three keys.
"We could have had a single button. But the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn't want to give us our single button"
But would it really be an "emergency" shortcut then? Surely, if the system had to be with one button, it would be easier to hit by mistake, and thus it could be annoying. I think that many users nowadays are much adapted to the CTRL + ALT + DELETE feature and thus they press them without even noticing or looking at the keyboard.
Is it easy for you to use CTRL + ALT + DELETE? Would you prefer a one button shortcut?
Read more at: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/26/tech/innovation/bill-gates-control-alt-delete/