ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Qwerty is the most common type of keyboard layout in the world. It was designed in the late 19th century by a man named Christopher Sholes. It is made up of the keys on the top row of a keyboard, which spell "QWERTY" if you read the first six letters (starting from the left). The QWERTY layout was designed to make typing faster, as a way to reduce the amount of typing mistakes people made when using an earlier type of keyboard layout called the "home row" keyboard layout. The qwerty layout allows us to quickly and easily press the correct keys when we type.