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14/02/1819 American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes is born


Christopher Sholes


Typewriter Training "Basic Typing I: Methods" pt2-2 1944 US Navy Training Film


Who Invented the QWERTY Keyboard?

He invented the QWERTY keyboard. The first model of typewriter constructed by Sholes used a piano-like keyboard with two rows of characters arranged alphabetically. It was however not practical, so Sholes developed a new order based on a study of letter frequency in text and telegraph operators' feedback.
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