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

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

Thinking back to my middle school typing class (done on electrical typewriters, not computer systems) I remember wondering why the keyboard wasnt arranged in alphabetical order. I knew that the answer was related to the frequency of use of particular letters and likewise the early restrictions of typewriter keyboard configurations.

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