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History and QWERTY

A fairly good summary of the early history of typewriters and QWERTY by The History Guy. Posted by shinjikun10.

For most keyboard enthusiast this video shouldn't contain much new info about QWERTY. Still, this is a quite good historical summary of the early typewriters.

A news report in 1905 claimed that the final proposal for the qwerty keyboard was in 1875 by a typist named Mrs. M. A. Sanders who is described as the first professional typist.

(P.S.: Did you notice how hard it is to type QWERTY on alternative and custom layouts?)

Published on Fri 25th Jun 2021. Featured in KBD #32 (source).


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