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09-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Actually, this dates back to NASA. The early Apollo computers had to be programmed. So when you wanted to say, activate the landing program, you would enter the program number into the keypad and hit enter (gross oversimplification, I know). And then you would enter numbers in a certain order to tell the computer things like speed, direction, etc and the computer would then know what to do.

But all it has to do is make sense to the user. If you told someone who never played computer games before to fly your ship in this game, they;d look at you with the same confusion when you say "WASD".
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