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

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

Reflecting to my middle school typing class (done on electric typewriters, not computer systems) I keep in mind wondering why the keyboard wasnt organized in alphabetical order. When my five-year-old asked me the same concern, I was recently reminded of that. I knew that the response was related to the frequency of use of specific letters and likewise the early limitations of typewriter keyboard configurations. To get a better answer I turned to YouTube where I knew I had actually seen a video on the topic not that long back..

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