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 system keyboards today..

Thinking back to my middle school typing class (done on electric typewriters, not computer systems) I keep in mind questioning why the keyboard wasnt arranged in alphabetical order. I understood 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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