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Qwerty, adj. and n. A keyboard layout created in the nineteenth
century, with many the most frequently used letters under the weakest
fingers. The qwerty layout was used when primitive typewriters would
easily jam, in order to slow down typists and keep them from typing

-- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary
too quickly, cutting typing speeds by over 40%. Now, even the crudest
keyboards are capable of handling any typing speed without jamming,
but the rule is still qwerty, kept for over a century by secretaries
and other typists who can't be slowed down by taking the time to learn
another keyboard design. See also: MS-DOS
-- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary



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