Why Aren’t Keyboards in ‘ABC’ Order?
We all know that the keyboard isn’t actually in alphabetical order... but why? Is there a reason why the keys are arranged the way they are??
-we all know that the keyboard isn't actually in alphabetical order but why zero reason why the keys are arranged the way they are .
-The classic keyboard we all use everyday actually has a name it's called the QWERTY keyboard layout you can probably guess where the name comes from « q wer t + y » or the first six letters on this layout starting from the top left it seems like a totally random way to arrange the letters but it turns out it wasn't an accident in order to understand why we went with QWERTY ?
-We have to go all the way back to Milwaukee in 1874 that was the year the first commercial typewriter was released designed by a guy named Christopher Shoals that typewriter included an early version of the same QWERTY keyboard layout we still use now so why did Scholes choose QWERTY well it was all about how the typewriters were being used you see some of the very first people to test out typewriters back in the 1870s were telegraph operators who needed just quickly transcribed messages from Morse code the Telegraph has found an alphabetical layout was confusing and slowed them down when translating code they gave Scholz feedback and over several years he made modifications to the layout until finally landing on the QWERTY keyboard we've been using ever since the QWERTY layout has only ever had one challenger since it called the Dvorak simplified keyboard and it was invented by a doctor in the 1930s dr. Dvorak rearranged the keyboards to try and put the most commonly used keys in spots where your fingers naturally sit when typing it sounds like a good idea but people were already used to using the QWERTY keyboard into four xdesign never quite caught on so does it make sense that the keyboard three text width is based on the needs of telegraph operators well no but could you imagine trying to switch to a new layout no wood.