Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tyler Cowen — How does China use the QWERTY keyboard?


In case you were wondering.

Marginal Revolution
How does China use the QWERTY keyboard?
Tyler Cowen | Holbert C. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University and serves as chairman and general director of the Mercatus Center

3 comments:

Bob said...

Why are we still using QWERTY? It was designed during the era of mechanical typewriters and is intended to slow a typist's speed. It reduces productivity.

Tom Hickey said...

Hysteresis?

Bob said...

http://gizmodo.com/why-we-still-use-qwerty-keyboards-even-though-theyre-a-1643855077

Conclusion: through force of habit, and stubbornness.

Perhaps if QWERTY were shown to cause impotence there'd be a push for change.