'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff.
Now it is possible to change it to a simple sequencial alphabet system starting with 'a' in place of 'q' and ending with 'z' in place of 'm'. This system may also work nicely as a beginner at the keyboard need not to search a letter and he can find it in the usual sequence by just scanning from top to bottom or say in the beginning or in the middle or in the end because mentally he knows where the letter comes in sequence.
The problem will be typing speed or data entry speed because the benefits of qwerty design will not be there.
Another thing is a large number of people will have to orient thereselves to the new system which appears a big practical problem.
So qwerty will continue till the day voice typing takes over.
Knowledge is power.
Initially the keyboard of typewriter was designed in such a way that overlapping of two buttons of letters is avoided. That is why if you observe the most commonly used letters got distributed all over the keyboard. Initially type writers are being marketed the company agents used to say typing is very easy. Two explain this concept they used to ask the buyers to type the word typewriter. All the letters of this word will fall in the same line. So this key board god very wide publicity and even today we use the same. Some other versions also came but not popular.
The typists and data entry operator are well versed with it and any change will be a big inconvenience to so many people doing that type of job.
This is a system accepted world vide.
Long back another system with some variations was suggested but that did not become popular and presently is used by a few users.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
The alphabets are arranged on the keys in a ways that the mostly used alphabets are placed in a ways to use the respective fingers without strain. For side keys and other rows, the nearest finger is extended .
After the advent of photo copiers, computers and smart phones the necessity of typewriters has almost disappeared and the typewriting teaching institutes have closed almost all. The early mobile phones have different key set up and many have got used to that. Thus those who have not got used to typewriting started using single finger typing. Speed did not become a factor because many facilities of editing and correcting are inbuilt in the computers and smartphones. That has made the qwerty keyboard not essential now.
With the development of speech to text facilities even the keyboards may become obsolete soon. Many phones have facilities of converting handwriting to text. All these may soon make the present keyboards redundant. So not just QWERTY key boards, but even the continuance alphabetical keyboards also is only a matter of time.
Also, we have learned the alphabets ABCD.......XYZ in a good order. Just imagine if we change the order as DBAC....PQR.
In this world, everything has a reason to follow.
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