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 Why Is A Keyboard Not In Alphabetical Order?

Answer In 1875, Christopher Sholes with assistance from Amos Densmore rearranged the typewriter keyboard so that the commonest letters were not so close together and the type bars would come from opposi... Read More »
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Why isn't the keyboard in alphabetical order?

A typewriter with the QWERTY layoutThe QWERTY keyboard layout was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in Milwaukee.With the assist... Read More »
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Why are the keys on our keyboard not in alphabetical order!!?

There were just copied from old Typewriters.When a old typewriter was made the A to Z was changed as the hammers would get stuck. So making sure the letter on the right and left were not close stop... Read More »
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Why are the letters on the keyboard not in alphabetical order?

It goes back to the typewriter.Take a look at a few sources: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1819http://www.stupidquestionsanswered.com/a…take care,Chad
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Why are the keys on a keyboard not in alphabetical order?

Actually, when the typewriter was first invented, they were in order. Typists typed so quickly, that the mechanical keys would jam when they were on the same side of each other, making typing impos... Read More »
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