Tuesday, December 7, 2010

QWERTY


It's been just a few weeks since the new Laptop was procured. Soon the left hand side buttons lost their matte finish and started to gloss.

This actually highlighted the fact that the thousands of English words can be spelled using only the left hand, while only a couple of hundred words can be typed using only the right hand1.

So if you are left-handed and are participating in a typing competition, it is assured that your chance are winning the round is higherJ.

Btw the QWERTY keyboard was initially introduced in the early 1870s and was designed by Christopher Sholes. There is a reason why this design has been standardized and is still prevalent. More about the design aspect of the keyboard will be discussed in the subsequent blogs.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY#Properties

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