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Sholes consulted with an educator who helped him analyze the most common pairings of letters in the English language. He then split up those letters so that their type bars were farther apart and less likely to jam. That in turn dictated the layout of the keyboard - known as QWERTY, for the first five letters in the upper row. In a manner of speaking, he slowed down the typists to prevent jamming, and thus speed up the typing.
The Greatest Stories Never Told (book) by Rick Beyer
Language: English
This text has been typed more than 1000 times:
Avg. speed: 81 WPM
Avg. accuracy: 96.6%

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