From Typewriter to Virtual Keyboard
Last week we had a look at some of the latest and greatest innovations in reading and writing. Now, let’s take a look at typing. The computer keyboards that we use today, were developed from the QWERTY keyboard of the 1870’s. Although some thought went into the positioning of the letter keys for typing efficiency, the main reason for the letter positioning was for mechanical efficiency (such that the metal arms of each letter on the typewriter wouldn’t clash). Now, I’m sure we are all well-acquainted with our QWERTY keyboards and feel that it is the quickest and easiest way to type – but this isn’t necessarily the case, given new technology. So let’s look at 3 innovations that improve the efficiency of our typing.
Let’s have a look: