why keyboard has alphabets in order QWERTY......why not ABCDEF.......?

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  • r3dm0
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    1 decade ago
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    because, the typists where too fast, so the made up the qwerty keyboard to slow em down

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  • bazzmc
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    1 decade ago

    This topic has been covered extensively elsewhere. Just Google "Querty keyboard":

    The name "QWERTY" for our typewriter keyboard comes from the first six letters in the top alphabet row (the one just below the numbers). It is also called the "Universal" keyboard for rather obvious reasons. It was the work of inventor C. L. Sholes, who put together the prototypes of the first commercial typewriter in a Milwaukee machine shop back in the 1860's.

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    For years, popular writers have accused Sholes of deliberately arranging his keyboard to slow down fast typists who would otherwise jam up his sluggish machine. In fact, his motives were just the opposite.

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    When Sholes built his first model in 1868, the keys were arranged alphabetically in two rows. At the time, Milwaukee was a backwoods town. The crude machine shop tools available there could hardly produce a finely-honed instrument that worked with precision. Yes, the first typewriter was sluggish. Yes, it did clash and jam when someone tried to type with it. But Sholes was able to figure out a way around the problem simply by rearranging the letters. Looking inside his early machine, we can see how he did it.

    The rest of the article can be read from my source link...

  • 1 decade ago

    Used to be in the correct order, but typists in the early days were typing too fast on early typewriters and the type bars were getting stuck, forcing them to stop to untangle them and sometimes damaging the equipment or blotting the document with ink. So they changed the keys to slow them down.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cause Yahoo has a search engine for ?'s like this! They put the keys that are used most in the best ergonomic position for our hands.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The keys that are used most often are placed where they're easy to reach.

  • 1 decade ago

    maybe dey cudn memorise da alphabets...so dey jus put em in a haphazard way...wenever dey cud remember a letter!!!

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