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Why are the keys on a typewriter/keyboard arranged the way they are?

The keys on a typewriter/keyboard are arranged in a standard manner (QWERTY) but they are not alphabetical. Why were they placed in this particular order and not alphabetical or some other order?

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Mary Wickison (Blond Logic) says

16 months ago
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    bankscottage 16 months ago

    Yes, but I wonder how the specific locations of each letter were determined. Trial and error or a more scientific process? The keys used the most often are struck with your index fingers. And Q and Z are the most difficult to hit.

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Freedomwizard says

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