QUERTY and the Typewriter

It might seem random when you look at the computer’s keyboard and see the order in which the letters are laid out, but there is a good reason for it.In the first row of letters, and starting at the left, we have the letter Q, followed by W, E, R, T and Y. It is from these letters in the first row that we get the name of one kind of keyboard, the one called the “QWERTY” keyboard.During the 1860s, a politician, businessman, and inventor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, named Christopher Sholes, worked in his free time to develop machines that…

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