Someone must surely have used this Q before - it is unavoidable in such a PC-related area. But here goes with the Wikipedia story as usual:
QWERTY (pronounced /ˈkwɝːti/) is the most used modern-day keyboard layout on English-language computer and typewriter keyboards. It takes its name from the first six characters seen in the far left of the keyboard's top row of letters. The QWERTY design was patented by Christopher Sholes in 1874 and sold to Remington in the same year, when it first appeared in typewriters. It was designed to minimize typebar clashes, became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, and remains in use on electronic keyboards due to the network effect of a standard layout and the failure of alternatives to provide significant advantages.
Today's post is an entry in the FIFTH round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.
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