Computer Trivia #3: The Origin of the QWERTY Keyboard

Do you know that the computer keyboard you are using right now began with the invention of the typewriter? The transition of the typewriter into computer keyboard was made possible by some technological development. Computer keyboard is also known as “The QWERTY keyboard”. It was invented by American inventor , Christopher Sholes.

The early computer keyboard was either a teletype machines or keypunches, and it includes a lot of electromechanical steps to be able to transmit data between keyboard and computer that slowed the process. Around late 70’s until now, all computers already been using electronic keyboards and VDTs. But the computer keyboard owes it original layout to Christopher Sholes, the inventor of the QWERTY keyboard.