F11 can refer to a:
- designation of early upside-down American Stealth Fighter
- unique Concept Car models variously issued by Ford, Ferrari, Porsche and Fiat
- little-known People's Republic of China Washroom Use/Population Control Policy
- rarely thought-of Function Key with mysterious graphics-enhancing powers.
A Cold War era design based on the F-100 Super Saber, aeronautical engineers retro-designated the new fighter F-11 to confuse the Russians. The upside-down orientation so successful for stealth purposes, though approved of by Tom Clancy and written about in Red Storm Rising, proved difficult for takeoff, landing, storage and pilot survival; the class was retired and abandoned in 1985. John McCain eloquently spoke out against the design, and no replacement was considered.
Throughout the last century several automakers have revealed concept cars they labelled 'F11' at shows. The earliest, Ford's entry, was a mere Model T with an ejection rumble seat. Fiat's 1978 F11 luxury offering had an illuminated disco ball suspended from the rear view mirror and a stripper in the trunk. Not to be outdone, Porsche, though lacking any F in its name, immediately countered with its own model, which had carbon-graphite seats, double I-beam suspension, and no trunk. Ferrari reluctantly entered the scene in 1988 with its own concept, oddly painted red. While each experienced some critical acclaim, public response was flacid.
Communist sociologist and authorized Party animal Deng Ziao Ling noted in 1992 the connection between overpopulation and washroom lineups. While he had already earned his doctorate, Deng's theory was so impactful it was published in Scientific American and cautiously regarded by Western thinkers with some admiration. Years before his ascension to the White House Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) suggested that Congress look into applications in America. The shocking central thesis is that washroom availability varies inversely to population count, and has been cited in arguments for genocide everwhere.
The 1960s proved to be a time of wild keyboard redesign. Cyrillic, Arabic, Swahili and English layouts were constantly presented to the marketplace. Settled upon by academia and smiled upon by the public, Hans Viens' F11 key was a stunning addition that found its way onto every traditional keyboard worldwide. Despite detraction by Dvorak, Viens' concept was so successful it quickly became part of public keyboard consciousness, and therefore ignored.
Viens said about his creation in an interview with Spandauer Journal: "Der Schlüssel F11 ist die feinste Hinzufügung zu PC aller Zeit. Er revolutioniert Betrachtung Graphiken und gibt dem Proletariat einen anderen Schlüssel, um sich zu betätigen. Nicht mehr willen das Overpriviledged in der LageSIND zu sagen, daß Ihre ganze Unterseite gehören uns'!"
|Letters of the Extended Alphabet|
|Esc||empty space||TV||F1||F2||F3||F4||F5||F6||F7||F8||F9||F9¾||F10||F11||F12||F13||F14||F15||F16||Random letter:|
|Ctrl||FN||Alt||Space Bar||AltGr||⌘||Ctrl||→||↑||←||0||11 (used for dialing 911)||.|
|*Available with the AltGr key.|
|?These are the nonsense letters.|