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

Thinking back to my middle school typing class (done on electric typewriters, not computer systems) I remember questioning why the keyboard wasnt organized in alphabetical order. I understood that the response was related to the frequency of use of certain letters and likewise the early restrictions of typewriter keyboard setups.

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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