How were the letters on the computer keyboard placed?

Answer The QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow down typist.The QWERTY keyboard layout was devised and created in the 1860s by the creator of the first modern typewriter, Christopher Sholes, a newspaper e... Read More »

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On what basis were the characters on the computer keyboard placed?

cos it'll seem very hard to type and stupid cos a does not always go with b and b hardly goes with c. its placed so that commonly used words have the letters next to them i guess.

Why are the letters on a keyboard placed as they are?

Lore has it that it is placed that way to make typing harder/slower so that the old mechanical typewriters could "keep up" with the typing speeds of the typists. The long arms that had the letter... Read More »

Why computer keyboard letters are not in usual a b c d way?

Not only in comp.key board, but also in Typing too. When designing key boards for type writer, that scientist on deep thinking, decided to place the frequently used letters,very easily accessible t... Read More »

Why are the letters on the computer keyboard not in alphabetical order?

Found this on QWERTY keyboard layout was designed so that successive keystrokes would alternate sides of the keyboard so as to avoid jams in manual typewriters. Is frequently said... Read More »