It is imprinted into millions of peoples brains and fingers but not many of them know the history of the keyboard layout. It has pretty much not change sine the 1870’s when a Milwaukee port official named Christopher Sholes created a new type of typewriter.
His first attempts failed as many keys crashed together due to their formation of certain characters. Sholes -worked tirelessly until he discovered the perfect formation, with Q-W-E-R-T-Y as the first 6 characters. Sholes entered into many competitions with his typewriter where typists would battle it out to achieve the highest word counts (well had to entertain themselves somehow).
In 1873 Remington decided to adopt the typewriter and quickly used all over the US and Europe and the rest is history.
In the 1930’s August Dvorak introduced a new type of keyboard layout which may have spelled (no pun intended) the end of the QWERTY layout if it was not for the fact that the QWERTY layout had already been adopted by many offices over the US and Europe.
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