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2013-06-23 00:20:15

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SUNDAY, JUNE 23: KEY INVENTION Profile America -- Sunday, June 23rd. The keyboard on your computer is descended from the invention of Christopher Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On this date in 1868, he patented the first practical typewriter, with the now familiar placement of keys. Its...

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2010-10-26 18:36:07

QWERTY is a common modern-day keyboard layout. The design is based on Christopher Latham Sholes design for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter which he sold to Remington in the same year. The use and adoption of the QWERTY keyboard is one of the most important case studies in open standards because of the widespread collective adoption and use of the product, particularly in the United States. The first model used a piano-like keyboard with two rows of characters arranged alphabetically....

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