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

Reflecting to my middle school typing class (done on electrical typewriters, not computer systems) I remember questioning why the keyboard wasnt set up in alphabetical order. When my five-year-old asked me the very same question, I was just recently reminded of that. I knew that the answer was connected to the frequency of use of particular letters and likewise the early constraints of typewriter keyboard configurations. But to get a much better answer I turned to YouTube where I understood I had seen a video on the subject not that long earlier..

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

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