Spark is CBC’s technology show. It usually focuses on what’s new and upcoming in technology but a recent episode celebrated the joys of old technology. One of the topics they took on was the quirky QWERTY layout of keyboards. The design has been around since the invention of the typewriter But why is it still around?
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Veronica Simmonds on sound online. Martin Howard, Bill Buxton, Stan Liebowitz, Philip Steadman and Jared Spool on the QWERTY keyboard. Jonty Sharples and Dan Vogel on gestural computing.
For part of an upcoming segment weâre doing on the QWERTY keyboard layout and vestigial design, Nora interviewed user interface researcher Jared Spool.
Full Interview with Bill Buxton and Jared Spool