When was typing first used?
During the mid and late 1700s and early 1800s, several typing and writing devices were created around the world. However, the first practical typewriter and the word “Type-Writer” was first developed and patented in 1868 by Christopher Sholes and is considered to be the first typewriter.
The practice of typing as a learned skill emerged hand in hand with typing devices. Deliberate typing quickens speed and lowers the chance for error, but the earliest typists were also dealing with the fact that to type haphazardly meant the keys of the typewriter would become tangled and unusable.
What devices did the old people use?
@EngHernandez, way back in the 15th century the printing press was first invented. This was the first instance of words being printed; letters were arranged to form words which were then stamped onto paper. This process allowed for the mass production of text as it didn’t require every book to be handwritten. From there the evolution of typing devices flourished.
The typewriter is the earliest form of device intended for typing, and the most popular throughout history have used the QWERTY layout. By the late 19th century, electric typewriters entered the scene. After several decades of further improvements and we have the keyboard we use today!
Thank you @Kerry for letting me know.