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..

Believing back to my middle school typing class (done on electric typewriters, not computers) I remember questioning why the keyboard wasnt arranged in alphabetical order. I understood that the response was related to the frequency of use of certain letters and also the early limitations of typewriter keyboard setups.

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