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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by professional20, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. professional20

    professional20 Power Member

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    Why is the keyboard the way it is? Why are all the letters basically scattered. Why weren't they placed like A,B,C,D,E.....etc..?

    I know the typewriter came first so dont tell me they based it off the typewriter..I want to know why? I demand an answer! lol :p

    PS. Did you know that you can spell out TYPEWRITER just using the top row of the keyboard? Sweet huh :cool:
     
  2. DY234

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    Entirely too much time on your hands, I guess everyone is so used to it why change it?
     
  3. professional20

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    No truer words have ever been spoken!
     
  4. infinite22

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    Actually I have the Answer for this...

    Keyboards were designed back when we had typewriters and not computers. Original keyboards were designed to type fast but people typed too fast and the things that fly up and hit the page to put the ink on it got stuck together, so they redesigned the keyboard to intentionally make people type slow. And since we dont ever change anything it is why we today are stuck with a keyboard designed to slow us down... kinda like how US is stuck with not using the metric system even though it makes more sense.

    Hit Thanks :)
     
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    Are you kidding? I'm pretty sure the keyboard layout is based on how often certain keys are hit, there is a reason q and z are on the edges
     
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    Well thank you but im not convinced...id hit thanks when this is confirmed..maybe post your sources for this answer?
     
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    Source: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/123293

    Chris
     
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  8. infinite22

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    that makes no sense, L is a fairly commonly used letter it would not be on the outside... also I would be closer to the center and V would not be near the center, ect.... im sure theres more examples
     
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    The L is not exactly on the outside. One of your fingers is even touching it in standard position. My answer was correct, but not 100% complete, here is the complete answer:

    http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/qwerty.htm

    All you had to do was search "QWERTY keyboard invention"
     
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  10. infinite22

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    its on the outside in the same way Q and Z are like you said in your original post, those are right next to my hand as well
     
  11. professional20

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    Thanks biz...that is more believable.

    Thanks infinite for your time too :)

    I know i could have googled it...but that would be no fun really.
     
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    If you see a french laptop, there is no qwerty, is different. Be careful if you are going to buy something with a keyword, always ask for the keyboard layout
     
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    How is it on the "outside" if there is another finger right next to it on each sides? The outside would actually be ' then ; then l.
     
  14. professional20

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    I know one thing thats for sure. If someone was to switch these letters up now..id be fukin lost lol. I'd most likely feel like my dad using a keyboard. Im pretty damn sure he has never used one..so thats probably gonna be me lol
     
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    I guess making love to your eyes since you're read
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    owh igves a ufck.
     
  16. professional20

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    i do :)

    BTW: Your post count doesnt go up in this section.
     
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