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

Reflecting to my middle school typing class (done on electrical typewriters, not computers) I keep in mind wondering why the keyboard wasnt organized in alphabetical order. When my five-year-old asked me the very same question, I was just recently advised of that. I knew that the response was connected to the frequency of usage of certain letters and likewise the early constraints of typewriter keyboard setups. To get a much better response I turned to YouTube where I knew I had seen a video on the subject not that long earlier..

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

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