Wednesday, August 11, 2010
QWERTY who? No. It’s not the name of the man who invented the keyboard. That would be Christopher Sholes, Wisconsin senator and newspaper editor. If you’ve ever wondered how the standard keyboard came to be configured the way it is, this article on BBC’s website is for you. And if you’ve ever wondered if the layout of keys is likely to change, it answers that question too.
And if you wanted even more information about keyboards, the first offering in the Related Articles section following the QWERTY piece says research suggests that some keyboards harbor more germs and bacteria that a toilet seat. Ewwwwwww. It also features a few tips for good techno-hygiene.