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

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

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

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