The Lies You've Been Told About the Origin of the QWERTY Keyboard

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...out-the-origin-of-the-qwerty-keyboard/275537/
     
  2. Noob

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    Interesting. :thumb:
     
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    I heard the same story back in high school. I never really cared, honestly. Like most dudes, I was in there because the girls were (this applies to French class too). I spent a good portion of my life with QWERTY before I was shown Dvorak, which made a world of difference.
     
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Another usefulness of qwerty is that if you make mistakes, you will make phonetic mistakes in the proximity of the intended word, so it does not matter much, anyone reading will be able to figure out what you meant. For example, if you type meamt, you knoq whar i intendef.
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  5. Noob

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    Or it could be that our brains recognize the words as a whole instead of single characters. :D
     
  6. treehouse786

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    i agree, as demonstrated by a recent documentary i watched
     
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