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

Thinking back to my middle school typing class (done on electric typewriters, not computers) I remember wondering why the keyboard wasnt organized in alphabetical order. I understood that the answer was related to the frequency of use of particular letters and likewise the early limitations of typewriter keyboard configurations.

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

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