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This field trip was about the history of typing and typewriters.I learned that the arrangement of keys on a QWERTY keyboard was designed because the first typewriters had problems with they keys jamming. That was important when typewriters were first built because the bars that struck the paper could get hooked together. This slowed down a typist and made it frustrating.Electric typewriters were first made in 1904 and IBM created an electric typewriter in 1961 that had a changable ball typeface. That really revolutionalized the electric typewriter!

What is QWERTY?A keyboard design created by Christopher Sholes in 1874. That was over 130 years ago! So typewriters have been around for a LONG time and have transformed into computer keyboards. Now we use the QWERTY keyboard on our computers. Good keyboarding skills are important more than ever because more people use computers than ever used typewriters.


Fun Facts:What sentence uses EVERY letter of the alphabet?The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Can you read this? Believe it or not, you can! I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmornatt.

By R.C.



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