When was the first computer keyboard made?

Answer The first computer keyboard came out in 1960. A company named Digital Equipment released a minicomputer called the PDP-1 in 1960. The PDP-1 sold for $120,000. This was the first commercially-availa... Read More »

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Who made the first computer keyboard?

In 1875, an inventor named Christopher Sholes came up with the idea to make a keyboard that placed the most common letters farther apart in order for typewriters not to jam so easily. With the new ... Read More »

Who made the first musical keyboard?

The first musical keyboard was built by Bartolomeo Cristofori in 1709. He called this device the Fortepiano, which later came to be known as the world's first piano. This piano was believed to have... Read More »

Who made the layout for the keyboard?

Several keyboard layouts exist. Christopher Sholes created the most common--Qwerty--in 1873, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Another, the Dvorak layout by Dr. August Dvorak,... Read More »

Who made the QWERTY keyboard?

Christopher Latham Sholes invented the QWERTY keyboard. Amos Densmore also contributed to the project. Sholes invented the typewriter but quickly ran into problems because the arms that printed the... Read More »