Keyboards were developed in the 19th century to operate the first typewriters. The concept most likely came from musical instruments such as pianos and organs, where a series of keys and/or levers are used to access individual notes. By the 1930s keyboards were used as interfaces to electrical devices such as teletypes because they were already widely familiar and the technology was well-established. Because computer interfaces began as an outgrowth of teletypes and electric typewriters, and office workers were already familiar with typing, there was no call to develop a different interface. The keyboard, albeit with modifications, simply migrated from the typewriter to the computer as we know it today. Interesting sidelight - the near-universal QWERTY key layout was developed in the 19th century by a man named Christopher Sholes. They layout was actually chosen to be as inefficient as possible! Early keyboards were totally mechanical, and good typists could type faster than the mechanisms responded which caused jams and breakage. Sholes put the most-used letters (e, s, a, etc.) under the weakest fingers of the left hand as a way of forcing typists to slow down. Electric keyboards weren't developed until decades later, but by that point Sholes' layout had become standard, kind of like the oddball size of railroad tracks or the U.S.'s continued use of feet and pounds that are rooted in history. There are alternative key layouts, notably the Dvorak keyboard, that allow typists to work almost twice as fast but they remain a very marginal part of the marketplace.
1920's he created the keyboard.
Christopher scholes was the first person to invent a keyboard
christopher sholes was the first one to invent the first keyboard in 1868.
Christopher Latham Sholes invented the QWERTY keyboard in 1875
The Dvorak Keyboard was patented in 1936, but had more than 10 years of research behind it. Source: http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard
Yes. He also invented the first typewriter with a keyboard in 1821.
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Christopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890) did not invent any thing else but the "QWERTY" keyboard.
Push button phones came out in the 1960's. This would eventually lead to keyboards, but keyboards are modeled after the typewriter keyboard.
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Dvarak keyboard, Azerty keyboard, Colemak keyboard, and the QWERTY keyboard
Qwert Yuiop is a bit of internet nonsense. The 'QWERTY' keyboard layout we see on most keyboards was developed by Christopher Latham Scholes for typewriters. The QWERTY UIOP idea was product of a scientific study to find out what would be most efficient.
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Electric keyboard usually refers to the keyboard of an electric piano. "Keyboard" is a generic word that can refer to an electric piano, an acoustic piano, a typerwriter keyboard, a computer keyboard, etc.
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Parts of a keyboard . Look at your keyboard then you'll find out xDD
list four types of keys on the computer keyboard There is the Dvorak keyboard, Colemak keyboard, Azerty keyboard, and Qwerty keyboard
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standard keyboard,enhanced keyboard
its a keyboard like a keyboard for a computer