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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Keyboard (computer)

The 'Backspace' button is the third most used on your average keyboard. Just behind 'e' and the spacebar.

In 2013, Bill Gates admitted that the Ctrl+Alt+Delete command was a mistake, and should have been a single button.

At any given second, the space bar on a computer or phone keyboard is being pressed six million times.

Though most people are right-handed, but when using a computer keyboard, on average, our left hands are responsible for 56 per cent of the keystrokes.

                                              Featured image: Keyboard. CC0 via Pixabay.

The longest "left handed" words on a keyboard are "aftercataracts" and "tesseradecades."

The "@" sign was very close to being eliminated from the standard keyboard until 1971, when Ray Tomlinson wrote it into the code used to send the first email.

The "#" symbol on the keyboard is called an octothorpe.

The average keyboard contains 3,295 microbes per square inch.

Every 10,000 words typed by a user on a QWERTY keyboard is equivalent to their fingers having traveled 1 mile.

Every second, spacebars on keyboards around the world are hit about six million times.

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