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Posted 8/26/07
ok i was just typing and i kept on typing spelling errors and then i just thought who came up with order and places of the buttons?

this is a strange question but i need to know now :D

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PLEASE GOOGLE IT! i found this in like 5 sec!


to slow up typing.
QWERTY keyboard was invented along with mechanic typewriters, which jammed if you type to fast. So keyboard layout deliberately placed letters apart from their natural neighbours in the language to slow up typing.

When non-jamming typewriters and computers came along, it was just too much work to re-train the typists for any new layout. Source(s):

look up qwerty and dvorak in wikipedia.org
they put the most commonly used letters in the easiest places...at least i think thats the idea. so that the letters used most often are the most accessible. J K L No idea!!!! umm but its fine with me! the most common letters in words are placed on the home row, and the ones closer to the middle of the home row are the next most used, So that when your holding you hands the way your supposed to the letters that are used the most are easy to get to. Because the person who put them in order was either a five year old or an idiot. The current keyboard layout, called the QWERTY, was developed over a hundred years ago by typewriter inventer C. L. Sholes. It was chosen over the obvious alphabetical order because the old mechanical typewriters used long bars to print the letter on paper, and these bars would get stuck if the typewriter was typing English words very quickly. To reduce the bar clogging, Sholes placed letters that would be used together often as far apart as possible, like the letters "T" and "H". To make typing faster. The letters are set in a pattern to balance common words between different fingers and hands to aid in faster typing. I can't remember who came up with the modern day version. The Dvorak keyboard layout is a control panel option on almost every current computer. It is a vastly more comfortable and efficient alternative to the standard "QWERTY" pattern, which was designed in the 1800s with no effective attempt at typing comfort.
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Posted 8/26/07
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qwerty

QWERTY is the standard letter layout on the keyboard. Starts from the letter "q" and if you keep going to the right, you should get "qwerty".

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Posted 8/26/07
There you go.

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