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

Reflecting to my intermediate 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 same question, I was just recently reminded of that. I understood that the response was connected to the frequency of usage of certain letters and likewise the early constraints of typewriter keyboard setups. To get a much better answer I turned to YouTube where I understood I had actually seen a video on the subject not that long ago..

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

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