Laptop Keyboard Mystery: The SysRq Key

Last week, I interviewed design experts at Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, IBM, and other companies and educational institutions about the most recent evolution of computer keys. This was for a short item on the subject, published in the current print edition of BusinessWeek. While I was reporting, I discovered that it was very difficult to find a clear definition of what the SysRq, or System Request key does. In fact, many sources pointed me to, of all places, Wikipedia.

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