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..

Thinking back to my middle school typing class (done on electrical typewriters, not computers) I keep in mind questioning why the keyboard wasnt arranged in alphabetical order. I knew that the response was related to the frequency of usage of particular letters and likewise the early restrictions of typewriter keyboard setups.

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