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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Aug 15, 2005 2:08:33 GMT -6
Manual Typewriter computer keyboard conversion
Now...I come from the era of typewriters. Ever since I was a young kid, I had always had a typewriter. The clickaty click of the hammers hitting the paper was so reassuring, but I don't know how in the hell I was able to center and margin all those years!...
A man has come up with converting an old manual typewriter to act as a computer keyboard, and I think it's quite cool.
The "QWERTY" style of keyboard is so ackward, and was created to slow down the proficient typists of the day, (late 1800's). They screwed around with the letters so to hinder faster people, and to keep the hammers from banging into each other. With todays keyboards, the older way should make a come back and speed up typing as was first thought.
I still have my IBM Selectric...
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