Quirky Qwerty: The Story of the Keyboard @ Your Fingertips

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UNSW Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 172 pages
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The story of the keyboard begins with ancient hieroglyphs and reaches to the very recent, committee-designed Euro symbol. This text tells the story of each character on the computer keyboard, as well as the multitude of additional marks that cannot be found on the keys but can still be typed by anyone using a computer. Drwaings, poems and notes are used to tell where the keyboard's quirky layout came from and to illustrate the history of each letter, number, sign and symbol we encounter in everyday written communication.

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User Review  - glade1 - LibraryThing

Quick, enjoyable, and, yes, quirky little guide to the keyboard. For a small book, this one covers a lot of ground. It begins with a brief history of the keyboard itself, from typesetting, to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

This is a fun little fact-filled book that goes through the computer keyboard key-by-key exploring the history of each letter, numeral and symbol from ancient times to the present Read full review

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