The name of this keyboard comes from its first six keys on the top left corner row of alphabets. Its design is based on a layout created for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter. It became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, and remains in widespread use.
The QWERTY layout was devised and created in the early 1870s. It was devised and created by Christopher Latham Sholes. He was editor and printer of newspaper. He lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In October 1867, Sholes filed a patent application for his early writing machine.
The QWERTY layout shown in Sholes's 1878 is slightly different from the modern layout. The most notably in the absence of the numerals 0 and 1, with each of the remaining numerals shifted one position to the left of their modern counterparts. In early designs some characters were produced by printing two symbols with the carriage in the same position. The exclamation point which shares a key with the numeral 1 on modern keyboards could be reproduced by using a three-stroke combination of an apostrophe, a backspace, and a period. The QWERTY were not required particular technological. Since at the time there were ways to make a typewriter without the "up-stroke" type bar mechanism that had required it to be devised. Some facts of QWERTY Keyboard are discussed below.
Facts of QWERTY keyboard:
1- This word(QWERTY) was created by an elementary school kid. In case you’ve never noticed that the name QWERTY comes from the first six letters of the first row of keys on the standard keyboard. So, it is the reason that this keyboard is called QWERTY keyboard.
2- Frank McGurrin was considered as the first person to memorize this keyboard. He was also considered as the master touch-typing, as opposed to the hunt-and-peck method.
3- The alphanumeric keypad used on many cellphones nowadays is called a half QWERTY keyboard.
4- Have you ever noticed that, using QWERTY keyboard you can type the word ‘typewriter’ using only the top row of keys.
5- The French Canadian keyboard layout is used in French-speaking parts of Canada. It is mostly used in the Quebec region.