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americacomesalive.com/2009/10/13/why-our-21st-century-keyboards-retain-vestiges-of-the-past

The design of the keyboard was patented by one of the inventors of the first typewriter, a fellow named Christopher Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in Milwaukee, who worked with his friends Samuel W. Soule and Carlos Glidden, to create a writing machine. A patent for the fellows' invention was given in ...

computer.howstuffworks.com/question458.htm

Whatever the reason for the QWERTY layout, it seems pretty unlikely that one of the first keyboard layouts invented would be perfect. The QWERTY keyboard is very different from the Dvorak keyboard layout. The Dvorak keyboard layout tries to minimize the distance traveled by the fingers. It also tries to make the typist ...

www.wired.com/2009/06/dayintech-0623

Jun 23, 2009 ... Edison is credited with building the first electric typewriter, in 1872. The idea was not popular. In fact, electric typewriters didn't come into widespread use until the 1950s. Christopher Sholes' other great contribution to mass communications? He developed the QWERTY keyboard in the 1870s to minimize ...

partners.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/08/circuits/articles/12keys-timeline.html

Aug 12, 1999 ... 1868 - Invention of the typewriter. ... 1956 - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology begins experimenting with direct keyboard inputting on computers. ... 1971 - The I.B.M. 3720 display terminal, which has the first widely used screen- oriented mainframe keyboard, introduces the keys Enter, Ins, Del, ...

www.reference.com/history/first-keyboard-invented-695e99c76ebe6b9e

Although the English inventor Henry Mill patented the first typewriter in 1714, the American publisher Christopher Latham Sholes invented the modern keyboard in 1868. The Remington Typewriter Company...

www.webopedia.com/TERM/Q/QWERTY_keyboard.html

QWERTY refers to the arrangement of keys on a standard English computer keyboard. The name derives from the first six characters on the top alphabetic line of the keyboard. ... The arrangement of characters on a QWERTY keyboard was designed in 1868 by Christopher Sholes, the inventor of the typewriter. According to ...

www.nndb.com/people/360/000162871

Executive summary: Typewriter inventor, QWERTY keyboard. The first modern typewriter was designed by Christopher Sholes in 1868. He was a printer by trade, and familiar with the tedious, time-consuming process of typesetting. With help from two friends, Carlos Glidden and Samuel Soulé, he built his machine, which ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/fact-of-fiction-the-legend-of-the-qwerty-keyboard-49863249

May 3, 2013 ... One such invention was an early typewriter, which he developed with Samuel W. Soulé, James Densmore, and Carlos Glidden, and first patented in 1868. The earliest typewriter keyboard resembled a piano and was built with an alphabetical arrangement of 28 keys. The team surely assumed it would be ...

www.makeuseof.com/tag/a-history-of-keyboard-layouts-is-qwerty-lagging-behind

Back in the 1860s, an inventor devised and patented a writing machine that would eventually become the world's first typewriter. It actually began as an endeavor in curiosity and wasn't meant to revolutionize the writing industry, yet despite its horrible initial reception and mechanical issues, the practicality of this “ typewriter” ...