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Aug 20, 2008

History of the QWERTY keyboard



I had a talk with a friend the other day about the layout of the buttons in the QWERTY keyboard.

So first, do you know what it's called a QWERTY keyboard?
(well, I'm sure you do, if not, try to type the name...)


Apparently, the QWERTY keyboard layout was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in Milwaukee.

The original layout of the early versions had an alphabetical order, but it was changed in order to reduce the frequency of typebar clashes.

Funny, isn't it?

No?

Not funny?

Not funny and not interesting?

OK, so skip to the next post then...

But just in case, there is more information in here...)

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