Thursday, April 12, 2012

April A to Z Challenge Letter "K" = Keyboard Layout #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

Welcome to day eleven of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.
Today's letter is "K" and my topic is = KEYBOARD LAYOUT.

Did you know that the layout of the keyboard even had a name? Well, honestly I did not. Until recently my daughter schooled me on this topic. The name of the keyboard layout is QWERTY. 

QWERTY (/ˈkwɜrti/) is the most common modern-day keyboard layout. The name comes from the first six letters (keys) appearing in the top left letter row of the keyboard, read left to right: Q-W-E-R-T-Y. The QWERTY design is based on a layout created for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter and sold to Remington in the same year, when it first appeared in typewriters. It became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, and remains in use on electronic keyboards due to the network effect of a standard layout and a belief that alternatives fail to provide very significant advantages.The use and adoption of the QWERTY keyboard is often viewed as one of the most important case studies in open standards because of the widespread, collective adoption and use of the product, particularly in the United States.

A QWERTY keyboard on a laptop

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I thought that was an interesting fact.. Do you have any for me?