Looking at your keyboard what word do you come up with?

Using the upper- top six letters on your keyboard from left to right.What does it stand for? Is it a word?

What is the original reason that the keyboard was made that why?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    QWERTY /ˈkwɜrti/ is the most common modern-day keyboard layout. The name comes from the first six keys appearing on the top left letter row of the keyboard and read from left to right: Q-W-E-R-T-Y. The QWERTY design is based on a layout created for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter and sold to Remington in 1873. It became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, and remains in use on electronic keyboards due to the network effect of a standard layout and a belief that alternatives fail to provide very significant advantages

    Originally early styles were prone for the head of the letter hammers to tangle together up near the paper and the Qwerty system was devsed and over the years it entered as a word into our language to describe the layout

    There is more to read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY

    Further down the page are examples from other countries and some Computer lay outs


  • DonnaB
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    Years ago when typewriters were invented you pressed a key and a little bar was pushed towards the paper that hit an ink ribbon, pressing the character on the key into the paper. On many occasions, those who typed very fast found that the bars would jam when pressing on the key of the English alphabet that are used the most, which are E, T, A, O, I, N, S, H, R and D letters. The QWERTY keyboard was invented to slow typists down and prevent the keys from jamming. The Qwerty keyboard was named because of the first 6 letters on the top row of the keyboard.


  • 7 years ago

    Interesting fact. The first QWERTY keyboards were on a typewriter .. and the word

    "T Y P E W R I T E R"

    has letters that come only from the top row of letters on your keyboard.

  • 7 years ago

    Qwerty ; thats why blackberry keyboards are called qwerty keyboards and on iphones lol it doesnt stand for anything and im not sure why its like that but it is a word

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