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

Review: Quirky Qwerty: A Biography of the Typewriter and Its Many Characters

User Review  - alana - Goodreads

This bizarrely structured and strangely written book features some interesting looks into the origin and evolution of capital and lower-case letters as well as puncutation marks. The section on the development of the typewriter is quite brief. Read full review

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