Your computer keyboard serves two main purposes. First, it collects the crumbs from your lunch. Secondly, it's the hardware that transposes your typed words into text on a screen. Have you ever wondered why the keyboard is laid out the way it is? Why is the top row of letters QWERTYUIOP? That's been the accepted standard for ages now. Computers, tablets, phones, they're all QWERTY. Think of the typos that would result if some computer company decided to change it!
Let's take a look at why your faithful keyboard companion looks the way it does.
There may still be some old school holdouts clack-clack-clacking along, but by and large mechanical typewriters are a thing of the past, consigned to eBay and Saturday morning flea markets. The QWERTY keyboard rolls on via the computer keyboard in front of you, whether it's on your desktop, tablet, or your phone!
But the next time you look at your keyboard, make a note of history: a tiny bit of the original alphabetic typewriter keyboard still remains, in the second row of letter keys. But you have to admit, FGH-JKL is a lot harder to say than QWERTY.
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