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 Why are the letters on the computer keyboard in that particular order?

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Why are the letters on ur keyboard not in alpahbetical order why that particular order?

The 'QWERTY' keyboard originates from old typewriter keyboards. To avoid the most popular keys hitting each other as they printed onto the paper, the popular ones were kept apart.This cut down on t... Read More »
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Why are the letters on the computer keyboard not in alphabetical order?

Found this on answerbag.com:The QWERTY keyboard layout was designed so that successive keystrokes would alternate sides of the keyboard so as to avoid jams in manual typewriters. Is frequently said... Read More »
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Why aren't letters on the keyboard of a computer in alphabetical order..?

A long time ago, back when typewriters were still the predominant use of keyboards, people decided they wanted to accomplish two things with their keyboard layout:1. They wanted to make sure the ty... Read More »
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Why do the letters in a computer keyboard aren't in alphabetical order?

How did "QWERTY" keyboards become standard?1878 typewriter keyboard Almost every alphabetic keyboard in the world has the letters in an arrangement called "qwerty," after the first six letters in t... Read More »
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