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QWERTY
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....

Keyboard
2010-09-10 14:54:21

A keyboard is an arrangement of buttons or keys that act as mechanical levers or electronic switches to input data into computers. Despite the development of alternative input devices, the keyboard is still the most commonly used and most versatile device used for direct input into computers. A keyboard typically has letters, numbers, and signs printed on the keys. Each press of a key...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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