Floor Fan Mechanics? I have an electric floor fan, that I don't understand why it works the way it does. When I first turn it on, the very?

first switch next to the turn on switch is the Highest speed, then Medium speed, and then the farthest away switch is the lowest speed. This seems backwards to me. It seems that the lowest speed would be first, but it is not. What is the purpose of engineering it this way?
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