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Wonderopolis Wonder # 496 What Is QWERTY?
This wonder of the day you can tap on your key board and was no accident. Wonder # 496: What is QWERTY?
The QWERTY layout was invented by a guy named Christopher Sholes. In the 1860, Sholes began working on prototypes of the typewriter in his shop. The first commerial type writer Sholes made was designed for you to tap on a button and a bar (with the particular letter you chose) with ink on it would press against a long ribbon, leaving an impression of that letter. The problem was the most commonly used bars were next to each other creating jams. So, Sholes made it so the commonly use bars were spaced out to stop jamming. That's how QWERTY was born! We still have been using The QWERTY Layout for 3 cenutries and is universal. There are some words you must know in this artical; layout , universal and prototype. Layout means the way something is set up. Universial means every country on the earth uses that same thing and or in this case same format. Last, prototype means a primary type of some object that still needs improving.
Article posted March 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM •
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