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

CNNs The Story Behind QWERTY describes 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 electrical typewriters, not computer systems) I keep in mind questioning why the keyboard wasnt arranged in alphabetical order. I knew that the response was related to the frequency of use of certain letters and likewise the early limitations of typewriter keyboard setups.

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