Qwerty Maniac and His Keyboard

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

QWERTY Keyboards and Me

QWERTY (pronounced "kwerty" or "Q-werty") is the most common modern-day keyboard layout on most English language computer and typewriter keyboards. It takes its name from the first six letters seen in the keyboard's top row of letters. The QWERTY design was patented by Christopher Sholes in 1868 and sold to Remington in 1873, when it first appeared in typewriters.


Taken from a Wiki but I know this fully ;)

Now some facts :
* The longest common English word that can be typed using only the left hand (using conventional hand placement) is stewardesses. The words sweaterdresses and aftercataracts are longer and can also be typed with only the left hand, but they are not in all dictionaries.

* The longest English word that can be typed with the right hand only (using conventional hand placement) is johnny-jump-up, or alternatively polyphony.

* Typewriter is the longest word that can be typed on only one row, which might be no coincidence as some believe that Christopher Sholes deliberately placed all its letters in the top row when designing the layout in order to ease demonstrations. Proprietory, protereotype, and rupturewort are sometimes conjectured as the longest words but these are not available in most dictionaries.


K, now my relation to it :

I like QWERTY keyboards more than the DVORAK ones coz it offers me better speeds than the latter... I chose my nick name as Qwerty coz i am a keyboard freak, that is, I have a superb typing speed of around 20-25 words per minute lol.
My letters perminute sometimes go above 80-90. :|
So the name... QWERTY > I love it !

I know its strange to have a nick name like that and is hard to pronounce too but its fun to have one isnt it ? K, U can jus call me Qwerty ;)

Psst.. Isnt it easy to type Qwerty ? lol, jus a horse tap away lol :D

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