May 12, 1936: The Dvorak Keyboard Patented

1936 –¬†When typewriters first came out, many different people worked on keyboard layouts to become the standard. QWERTY was a popular system¬†but was not efficient. August Dvorak and William Dealey decided to create and patent an alternative to this style, the end result – the Dvorak keyboard was born. The keyboard was more efficient, too. Key letters were together so you would “roll” words. T was next to H, N was next to S. The sub-dominant hand would take care of vowels and lesser-used consonants, while the dominant hand took care of most of the consonants. Therefore, a left-hand and...

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