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

Thinking back to my middle school typing class (done on electrical typewriters, not computer systems) I remember questioning why the keyboard wasnt arranged in alphabetical order. I knew that the answer was related to the frequency of usage of particular letters and also the early restrictions of typewriter keyboard setups.

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

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