Aug 22, 2009

Where did the name QWERTY come from? How about Blog?

The name QWERTY, used to describe a computer keyboard, comes from the first six letters in the top alphabet row (the one just below the numbers) as shown below.

Long before computers came alone, it was referred to as the "Universal" keyboard.

The keyboard was the work of inventor C. L. Sholes, who put together the prototypes of the first commercial typewriter in a Milwaukee machine shop back in the 1860's.

Now it’s called the QWERTY keyboard.

By the way, every few weeks someone asks me where the name “Blog” came from. A blog is a web log that got its name from combining some of the letters in words web log: