Bill Gates decided that they order of the keys on keyboards shouldn't be QWERTY any more so you couldn't replace the one you have now with another QWERTY. Instead, they were all ABCDEFG?
Now...tell me how that would change the world and then pose your own 'what if'
(yeah...I'm bored. It really doesn't take much to keep me entertained sometimes)
Yeah, of course, if Bill Gates decided to replace the QWERTY keyboard it would be with ABCDE, not Dvorak, LOL.
An OPEN SOURCE keyboard would gravitate to Dvorak within three generations ...
The QWERTY keyboard is not the most efficient arrangement of keys, from a typing standpoint. It was actually invented to slow typing down, back in the days of typewriters, when keys hit too rapidly in succession would stick.
Now isn't that an interesting piece of trivia!
Ah...so that explains it. I vividly remember having to unstick the keys...the arms that came up and hit the ribbon and the paper would always cross up. I can't imagine it being even worse.
I'd still be lost if it changed now. I'd have to think before speaking. Or typing. Or whatever. I'd have to think and that's where the problems would start.
I learned to type from a book called "Typing Self-Taught." But I never got to the numbers line, so I have to look up and one-finger type on that line. I sure hope they don't change the keyboard now!
Heh...at least the number line is in order. I wasn't very good with numbers, either -- then I got a job that required me to be because I have to deal with scores, times, stats...stuff like that.
It's amazing what you can learn when you have to.
I learned to type with a program (I now forget its name) where you had to type words to kill "klingons" before they got to your ship. Back when computer screens were only black and green, and MS DOS ruled the day.
I have yet to learn the alphabet. No. Really. Ask me to look something up in the dictionary, I have to sing the entire song.
by Gracie Sophia5 years ago
This is fun little writing exercise.
by Mahaveer Sanglikar4 years ago
Today no author writes using a pen, but they are expressing themselves by using keyboards. Then why we know them as writers?
by Dame Scribe4 years ago
Alright, so, went and checked out my typing speed I go anywhere from 40-75 wpm what's your thoughts? idea's? tips?
by Carolyn Newbern2 years ago
I have done one hub but now when I try to type a new hub nothing happens. I can do the subject and the other info but when I go to the second page to type in the rest of the info, I can't get it to type...
by ahmadraza2127 years ago
Why the alphabetic of the key board are not in order as A.B.C?
by Muttface3 years ago
What is "xave"?
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