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Do you know what QWERTY is? Unsure - then just
glance down at your computer key-board. The first
six letters at the top left of your keyboard spell it
out - QWERTY. Well, did you know that this
arrangement of letters was arranged that way to
make the job of typing more difficult? The first
commercial typewriter was developed by Christopher
Latham Sholes in 1873. Originally, the keys were
arranged alphabetically. However, a problem soon
arose. People became so adept at using the keyboard
that the typewriter keys would stick or jam when
struck in quick succession. In order to overcome this
problem Sholes decided to make the job of typing as
slow as he possibly could. His solution? He placed the
most frequently used keys as far apart from each
other as he could. His keyboard became known as
the QWERTY keyboard.
"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-- George Bernard Shaw
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