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

Thinking back to my middle school typing class (done on electrical typewriters, not computer systems) I keep in mind questioning why the keyboard wasnt organized in alphabetical order. I knew that the answer was related to the frequency of usage of certain letters and also the early constraints 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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