Quirky Qwerty: The Story of the Keyboard @ Your Fingertips

Quirky Qwerty: The Story of the Keyboard @ Your Fingertips

by Torbjorn Lundmark

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Quirky Qwerty: The Story of the Keyboard @ Your Fingertips by Torbjorn Lundmark

Quirky Qwerty tells the story of each character on the computer keyboard, as well as the multitude of additional marks that cannot be found on the keys but can still be typed by anyone using a computer. The story of the keyboard begins with ancient hieroglyphs and reaches to the very recent, committee-designed Euro symbol.
Drawings, poems, and notes are used to tell where the keyboardís quirky layout came from and to illustrate the history of each letter, number, sign, and symbol we encounter in everyday written communication.
Torbj–rn Lundmark is a professional writer, illustrator, and cartoonist, and the author of several books. He was born in Sweden and lives in Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780868404363
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 4.65(w) x 7.73(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
How the QWERTY keyboard was invented
The alphabet
Diacritcs: add-ons to the alphabet
Punctuation
Symbols
Numerals
Letters on the keyboard
Punctuation marks and symbols on the keyboard and beyond
Character codes and key combinations
Sources

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