Re: CONLANG Digest - 31 Oct 2000 to 1 Nov 2000 (#2000-299)
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 3, 2000, 22:57|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Muke Tever wrote:
> > > From: daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
> > > I've never come across an abcdefg... keyboard, or heard of one.
> Actually, in the early days of typewriters, quite a few manufacturers
> used abcdef. There were many competing designs, and the qwerty won out,
> partly because it prevented key jams, and partly because it was what was
> used by the company that also had the best typewriter in terms of
Cool. Since I first learned to do something vaugely resembling typing, I
always wondered why we used Qwerty - the concept of manual typewriters
jamming and such didn't exist in my mind.