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How does a QWERTY keyboard work?

March 1st, 2010

Episode 549 of 1069 episodes

The QWERTY keyboard is the standard for most computers today, but why are the letters arranged in such a peculiar way? Learn more about the QWERTY keyboard's unusual layout -- and how it compares to the Dvorak design -- in this episode.

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