The Story Behind QWERTY – Why Keyboards Aren’t in Alphabetical Order

CNNs The Story Behind QWERTY discusses the origins of the QWERTY keyboard and why it is still the requirement on computer system keyboards today..

Thinking back to my middle school typing class (done on electrical typewriters, not computer systems) I remember wondering why the keyboard wasnt organized in alphabetical order. I understood that the answer was related to the frequency of use of specific letters and also the early limitations of typewriter keyboard setups.

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