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

Believing back to my middle school typing class (done on electric typewriters, not computer systems) I remember wondering why the keyboard wasnt set up in alphabetical order. I knew that the response was related to the frequency of use of specific letters and likewise the early restrictions of typewriter keyboard configurations.

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

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