The QWERTY keyboard. I'm not sure if repost but hopefully most people haven't seen it before, I just thought it was interesting.. the more You know
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User avatar #8 - funnyjunktitan (05/02/2013) [-]
You can also spell typewriter only using the top row
#79 to #8 - anon (05/02/2013) [-]
typewriter
#103 to #8 - anon (05/02/2013) [-]
yeah, and the longest English word that you can spell only using your left hand is stewardess
#170 to #8 - olejokle (05/02/2013) [-]
+ the longest word you can type on one row :D
User avatar #228 to #8 - imnotkickthecat (05/02/2013) [-]
poop too
#214 to #8 - onenuttedchimp (05/02/2013) [-]
Or you can spell Hitler by using just the top, middle and bottom row!
Or you can spell Hitler by using just the top, middle and bottom row!
User avatar #227 to #214 - themurrey (05/02/2013) [-]
you don't need the bottom row
#237 to #227 - onenuttedchimp (05/02/2013) [-]
What about Uncle Adolf?
What about Uncle Adolf?
User avatar #245 to #237 - themurrey (05/03/2013) [-]
better
User avatar #45 to #8 - ithinkimfunny (05/02/2013) [-]
It's also the longest word possible on the top row
User avatar #182 to #45 - capslockrage (05/02/2013) [-]
No it's not.
rupturewort is longer at 11 letters, and I'm pretty sure there are longer words.
User avatar #198 to #182 - ithinkimfunny (05/02/2013) [-]
Ok you got me with that one, never heard of it
User avatar #40 to #8 - catdownstairz (05/02/2013) [-]
Stewardesses is the longest word you can write on the left side.
#161 to #8 - checkingnsfw (05/02/2013) [-]
MFW when trying it on AZERTY
MFW when i have no face
#52 to #8 - anon (05/02/2013) [-]
QWERTZ begs to differ
#19 to #8 - filipnocd (05/02/2013) [-]
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#156 to #19 - anon (05/02/2013) [-]
I knew this would be here.
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User avatar #210 to #9 - wooyoungkim (05/02/2013) [-]
This is the ************* show that had candlejack in it. I reme
#42 to #9 - turbodoosh ONLINE (05/02/2013) [-]
****		 yes Freakazoid!
**** yes Freakazoid!
User avatar #122 to #42 - lightninghedgehog (05/02/2013) [-]
HULA GIRLS!
#123 - konradkurze (05/02/2013) [-]
and that kids, is why Phanact had his hands upgraded to hit every key at once, so he can type like a 			************		 and comment on everything
and that kids, is why Phanact had his hands upgraded to hit every key at once, so he can type like a ************ and comment on everything
#225 to #123 - anon (05/02/2013) [-]
Must be the reason why I'm king of my castle
User avatar #169 to #123 - phanact (05/02/2013) [-]
My secret has been exposed
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User avatar #173 to #172 - phanact (05/02/2013) [-]
cool
#2 - sinery (05/01/2013) [-]
Christopher Sholes.   
I have found God.
Christopher Sholes.
I have found God.
User avatar #218 to #2 - rockamekishiko (05/02/2013) [-]
he is only the keyboard god
#75 to #2 - anon (05/02/2013) [-]
No, I think that would be Tim Berners-lee, inventor of the internet.
#6 - breaken (05/01/2013) [-]
#23 - arctickoala (05/02/2013) [-]
This is actually a classic example of what's called the "Lock-in" effect in economics. One technology (QWERTY) had a little advantage over its competitors at the time, and that pushed it over the edge into becoming a standard (that happened to carry over to the present). Same thing happened with VHS, except that time the advantage that pushed VHS into becoming the standard was porn.
User avatar #168 to #23 - Fgner (05/02/2013) [-]
However, the QWERTY has so little disadvantage to DVORAK that it's not worth changing.

Everyone knows QWERTY, that's how it is. Our phone keyboards, our laptops, our desktops, everything is set up for QWERTY. Most people who type QWERTY don't have a very high WPM count anyway. So why bother switching billions of devices and doing all this work to change something that will only have a benefit for a very few people.

Also, DVORAK is uncomfortable for a lot of people because of it's "efficient" design - for instance people with big hands. I use micro keyboards because they're more comfortable and they don't take up as much space on my desk/laptop. When I tried DVORAK my hands just weren't comfortable.
User avatar #246 to #168 - arctickoala (05/03/2013) [-]
Exactly. The objectively 'inferior' (in this case just slightly, but the concept is still the same) technology is now the widely-accepted standard, and it's next to impossible to change once it's become the standard, or 'locked-in' technology.
#83 - larsadmeulen (05/02/2013) [-]
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#33 - scotlandspie (05/02/2013) [-]
Yes, so it's true then we abandoned the Dvorak layout because people typed too fast, but now that we don't care about paper jams why don't we go back to the dvorak?   
   
Because school systems teach on qwerty   
because teachers grew up with qwerty   
and because we are lazy...
Yes, so it's true then we abandoned the Dvorak layout because people typed too fast, but now that we don't care about paper jams why don't we go back to the dvorak?

Because school systems teach on qwerty
because teachers grew up with qwerty
and because we are lazy...
User avatar #34 to #33 - AnonsForSure (05/02/2013) [-]
learn colemak or die tryin
User avatar #176 to #33 - starshroom (05/02/2013) [-]
I heard it's because the QWERTY became widely used before any other layout had the chance to compete or take it over. There are better (as in easier or more convenient) layouts available/possible, but by now the QWERTY are already the standard on virtually all keyboards: computers', touchphones', and typewriters. Though it might be better to standardize a new layout it's a difficult and unlikely process by now when "everyone already uses the QWERTY", UNLESS of course everyone decides they are totally down for it and exchanges their current for the alternate style and/or buys their next typey-thingy with the alternate keyboard layout.

Anyone else heard that? Or any criticism on this theory?
#249 to #33 - anon (05/07/2013) [-]
dvorak came after the qwerty. can't go back to something that came after.
User avatar #47 to #33 - Firenter (05/02/2013) [-]
Unless you live in Belgium or France, then you grew up on AZERTY and you can't play games that don't allow key rebinds :D
User avatar #95 to #47 - cadiuro (05/02/2013) [-]
It really became an instinct to go looking for the 'Change Controls'-screen the first time I start a new game.
#124 to #33 - anon (05/02/2013) [-]
teachers don't teach typing. IM-ing teaches typing.
User avatar #51 to #33 - failtolawl (05/02/2013) [-]
op was saying that the myth was it was to slowdown typists. but it was actually speeding up typists who ran into paper jams

he didn't say that qwerty is faster, nor slower.
User avatar #247 to #51 - scotlandspie (05/03/2013) [-]
we don't have to worry about paper jams anymore, so wouldn't dvorak be faster now?
#158 to #51 - henkstr (05/02/2013) [-]
but qwerty IS slower than other layouts.
User avatar #72 to #33 - akkere (05/02/2013) [-]
Because you're more likely to be able to buy a QWERTY keyboard than be able to buy a Dvorak one.

So many people have been shifted to using QWERTY that it'd be difficult to shift back with the way people prefer it.


You could still try to learn it on your own time, but shifting compatibility would take too much effort and too many people ask "What's the point?".

Personally, I don't mind; being able to type faster than everyone else is a good asset to have in the job market.
#58 to #33 - anon (05/02/2013) [-]
Same goes for why we Americans won't convert to the Metric system.
#26 - xDarkness (05/02/2013) [-]
I learned something today.
#186 - moustachefingers (05/02/2013) [-]
NO! NOT INTO THE PIT! IT BURNS!
User avatar #134 - gespony (05/02/2013) [-]
Oh no, I have an Azerty keyboard, goddamn frenchmen, i wanted a qwerty keyboard like the rest of the world but noooo, it's so i can write better french, like i do all the time. It's not like i write english or dutch
User avatar #179 - nedthenegro (05/02/2013) [-]
COURSE THIS WAS MADE BY SOME CRACKA. DATS WHY A BROTHA CANT TYPE NO GOOD. THEY MADE DIS EASY FOR WHITES AND ASIANS. WHY U THINK THEY AIN'T NO ****** HACKING COMPUTERS AND ****
User avatar #183 to #179 - penusflytrap (05/02/2013) [-]
Oh god, that made my ******* day
#180 - jaketasticness (05/02/2013) [-]
lol "ushering"
lol "ushering"
#177 - starshroom (05/02/2013) [-]
mfw I paused to consider how to type QWERTY on my keyboard ("Is that with a U??")
before I realized I should just start at Q and move to the right....
#43 - darkace (05/02/2013) [-]
I came on here for the funny and then...
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