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 requirement on computer keyboards today..

Reflecting to my intermediate school typing class (done on electric typewriters, not computers) I keep in mind wondering why the keyboard wasnt set up in alphabetical order. When my five-year-old asked me the same concern, I was just recently reminded of that. I knew that the response was connected to the frequency of usage of certain letters and likewise the early limitations of typewriter keyboard configurations. To get a better answer I turned to YouTube where I understood I had actually seen a video on the topic not that long ago..

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