Why do we have a QWERTY keyboards instead of a ABCDEF keyboard?

Answer back when they originally designed the keyboard, they designed it in a way that would slow people down on purpose.. the reason for this was because the old fashioned type-writers would jam if you ... Read More »

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On a keyboard why are the keys lined QWERTY instead of ABCDEF?

Old typewriters used to get clogged up becuase people typed too quickly (the old mechanical ones)In an attempt to slow typists down, they came up with what they thought was a bad keyboard layout.No... Read More »

Why QWERTY keyboards are more common than other keyboard layouts such as Dvorak or AZERTY?

1.Barbara Blackburn's achievement of 212 wpm using a Dvorak keyboard in the Guinness Book of Records in 1985. More widespread knowledge only came about in the mid-1990s when operating systems start... Read More »

Does the TI-83 calculator have a qwerty keyboard?

The Texas Instruments TI-83 graphing calculator does not have a QWERTY keyboard. While the calculator does have secondary letter functions for the buttons, the letters are arranged in alphabetical ... Read More »

Does the iphone 3g have a qwerty keyboard?

The iPhone 3G has a touchscreen or "soft" QWERTY keyboard. Instead of physical keys, the keyboard is displayed on a touch-sensitive screen, with each key "press" mapped to a different portion of th... Read More »