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

CNNs The Story Behind QWERTY explains 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 organized in alphabetical order. When my five-year-old asked me the same concern, I was just recently advised of that. I knew that the answer was connected to the frequency of use of specific letters and also the early constraints of typewriter keyboard setups. But to get a much better answer I turned to YouTube where I knew I had actually seen a video on the subject not that long earlier..

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