What Does QWERTY Keyboard Mean?
The QWERTY keyboard is the most widely used modern keyboard layout. It was designed and developed by Christopher Sholes, the inventor of the typewriter, in 1874. The keyboard got its name from the first six letters of the alphabetical line on the keyboard. A myth was popularized that Sholes designed it this way to prevent letter jams of frequently used letter combinations. This does have some truth to it, as early typewriters frequently jammed when two adjacent letters were pressed at the same time. Placing frequently used letter combinations away from each other did help to prevent this. However, this placement also hinders faster typing.
The QWERTY keyboard is also known as the Sholes keyboard.