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 keep in mind wondering why the keyboard wasnt set up in alphabetical order. I knew that the response was related to the frequency of usage of specific letters and also 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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