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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 > technology.
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. -- Robert