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Friday, January 19, 2007

Frank You For Everything

So, it turns out that the video blogger's first love, Ze Frank, is now going to be famous outside of your computer. Because he's been over in Hollywood, talking to Dreamworks. Like we'd ever do that. If you've forgotten everything about him: here he is on the show last year:

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  • At 1/20/2007 01:28:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The QWERTY layout is certainly far from the most efficient, since it requires a touch-typist to move his or her fingers between rows to type the most common letters. A popular story suggests that it was used for early typewriters because it was inefficient; it slowed a typist down so as to reduce the frequency of the typewriter's typebars' wedging together and jamming the machine. Another story is that the QWERTY layout allowed early typewriter salesmen to impress their customers by being able to easily type out the example word "typewriter" without having learnt the full keyboard layout, because "typewriter" can be spelled purely on the top row of the keyboard. The most likely explanation is that the QWERTY arrangement was designed to reduce the likelihood of internal clashing by placing commonly used combinations of letters farther away from each other inside the machine [9]. This allowed the user to actually type faster without jamming. Unfortunately, no definitive explanation for the QWERTY keyboard has been found, and typewriter aficionados continue to debate the issue.

  • At 1/20/2007 09:46:00 am, Anonymous head-doctor said…



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