Why was QWERTY introduced to children who are leaming keyboarding in school and not the usual ABCs?
Hi! The QWERTY keyboard layout was meant to boost your typing speed by slowing it down. This keyboard doesn’t have a random layout, as it might initially seem. Its developer, Christopher Sholes, had in fact based the layout of his keyboard on one simple principle: how to make typists type more efficiently by avoiding typebar jamming.
The QWERTY keyboard was first introduced on typewriters, as you know. The problem with early mechanical typewriters was related to their underlying mechanism, where each key was connected to a typebar or metal arm. Each time the typist pressed on a key then a movement was initiated in which the letter bar would strike an ink-filled tape. Behind this tape was the paper on which the character pressed by the typist was printed.
The Typesy Team