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How did the QWERTY keyboard came? Does this keyboard layout has any logical explanation?

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did you try to google your question first ? google.fr/… –  JMax Jul 2 '11 at 13:54
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@JMax: if anyone was RTFM/using google/doing meditation before asking here, I'm quite sure there was just a few questions... –  dag729 Jul 2 '11 at 14:23
    
@dag Sometimes it's different coming up with the terminology to be able to search for something. Other times, the amount of referenced documentation to sift through and for a simple question is mind-boggling. You might also simply not even understand the explanations given. But apparently, of this is the case here though. –  Daniel Beck Jul 2 '11 at 14:28
    
@daniel-beckin fact that's what happened.I looked into, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY page and didn't find what i was looking for. –  iamcreasy Jul 2 '11 at 14:34
    
The first two sentences of the Wikipedia page you apparently cite answers the questions completely –  random Jul 2 '11 at 14:38
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The inventor of the typewriter checked letter-pair frequency, and arranged the keyboard of his invention so that frequently used letters would not be adjacent to another. This helped to avoid the typebars of the typewriter from sticking to one another and then jamming. For example, "th" is a commonly used combination, and he wanted those two letters to lie apart from each other.

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