Great question! This question was really difficult for me as a child letters. As a grown-up, this question puzzled me so I researched it and wrote a paper. Let’s go back in time. All letters and business papers were written handwritten around 150 years ago. They were most likely written with a pen that needed to be dipped into ink every word. Writing was slow and messy.
Some clever inventors then created a machine to type. Typewriters first appeared as large, heavy-duty machines made of metal that looked a lot like a piano. You’ve never seen inside a piano. A key is pressed and clever levers allow a felt hammer to hit the right piano string.
Typewriters of the early days were very similar. All of these levers had a metal letter at the end. To make the metal lever glide across the paper, you had to press the letter key very hard. The A key would make the metal lever fly across the paper, and hit it. Type A. The paper will shift slightly to the left so that the next key hits exactly where the A is. You can type words or entire books by pressing more keys.
The machine’s first version had alphabetical alphabetical keys. Problem was that the levers would jam if you hit two keys at once. Jams were more likely to occur when two keys are close together. Jams can be reduced by rearranging letters.
Pioneer In Reducing Jams Letters
American inventor Christopher Sholes was a pioneer in reducing jams. He tried many arrangements and always tried to minimize the number of keys that were too close together. He found the best configuration similar to today’s QWERTY keyboard. You can see the QWERTY symbol on the keyboard’s top row.
In the United States, he sold his invention to Remington Company. This company manufactured and sold the first commercially profitable typewriters in the 1870s. They used the QWERTY keyboard.
A large number of people around the globe trained to be touch typists, meaning they could type without having to look at the keyboard for 100 years. They were used to type letters, as well as other things for government and business. It became difficult for everyone to switch to another key arrangement because QWERTY was so well-known.
There are many other key arrangements that have been tested. Some of these key arrangements are easier to use or quicker to learn than QWERTY. None of them have been able to surpass QWERTY. This layout seems to be the only one that works, even though jams are not a problem.
QWERTY was created for English. Variations are also used in other languages. For example, AZERTY can be used to refer to French, QWERTZ is for German, and QZERTY is for Italian. You might be able to find someone from India or Thailand, Japan, Korea, China, or Korea. Ask them to show the keyboard they use in their language.
It’s a great feeling to be able touch type. Feel the F and J keys on any keyboard and look for tiny bumps. Your first finger should be on these keys. Then, place your second finger along the same row. Your left finger should be on ASDF, and your right on JKL. These are the home keys.
Your fingers should rest lightly on the keys. You can type other letters by using one finger to move up and down, or a little bit sideways. You can touch type quickly if you don’t have to watch your fingers.
As a teenager, I had a typewriter. To prevent my fingers from being seen as I type, I created a cardboard shield. To attach it to my typewriter, I used clothes pegs. Then, I bought a touch-typing manual and began to practice. I made sure to keep my fingers on the keys and used the correct finger for each letter. After a lot of practice, I was able to touch type. It is a joy to be able touch type. It has been a great help in my entire life.
It’s much easier to learn how to touch type with computers than ever before, even though QWERTY Letters may seem strange at first. You may find some software at your school, but there are many good programs that can help. Some of them feel like a game.
You can find software you like and practice it. Although it may seem difficult at first, you will soon become proficient. You can get a few friends to help you along. Make it a contest. It’s a great feeling to be able touch type.