Posted by: Tony Carson | 19 October, 2009


The illogical QWERTY keyboard was configured in 1873 to make it difficult for users to type, thereby inhibiting jamming the keys. Today, virtually all keyboards maintain this dysfunctional QWERTY assembly.

OK. But even though that doesn’t make any sense, it becomes even more pitifully stupid when we forsake our ten fingers and go with one … or our two thumbs in the tiny topsy-turvy boards.


According to this extract from an obviously out-dated Wikipedia article:

Today text messaging is the most widely used mobile data service, with 35% of all mobile phone users worldwide or 4.2 Million out of 7.3 Million phone subscribers at end of 2003 being active users of the Short Message Service. In countries like Finland, Sweden and Norway over 72% of the population use SMS. The European average is about 85% and North America is rapidly catching up with over 40% active users of SMS by end of 2006. The largest average usage of the service by mobile phone subscribers is in the Philippines with an average of 15 texts sent per day by subscriber. In Singapore the average is 12 and in South Korea 10.


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