The dangerous keys in a Sharepoint Wiki when using a ThinkPad.

I get to use a Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows XP. The ThinkPad’s keyboard layout can be very frustrating and unforgiving. Take a look at the bottom right corner of the keypad:

Dangerouskeys

Do you see those Forward Page and Backward Page keys poised menacingly beside the up arrow key. Let me tell you, in a SharePoint Wiki those keys are deadly. If you accidentally hit the Backward Page key instead of the the Up or Left Arrow keys – Pufft!!! Any edits you have not yet saved in your newly minted wiki page get vanished in to thin air with no recovery. Yes – you can page forward to a blank page.

This has happened to me more often than I care to think about. Today I had written a really insightful post on an approach to Social Media strategy and governance and – Pufft! gone in to thin air. Never to see the light of day….

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