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Quirky Qwerty: A Biography of the Keyboard

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ISBN13: 9780868404363
ISBN10: 0868404365
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This book has lots of characters. It tells the story of each character on the computer keyboard, as well as the multitude of additional marks that cannot be found on the keys but can stil be typed by anyone using a computer.

Where did they all come from? The story of the keyboard spans from ancient hieroglyphs to the very recent, committee designed Euro symbol.

Ample drawings, poems and notes are used to tell how the keyboard itself came to have its quirky layout, and the history of the letters, numbers, signs, and symbols we encounter in everyday written communication. All are covered in this book, including the hash, the dollar sign, all the punctuation marks, and that very old but very "with-it" cyber-symbol, the @.

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momofour98, November 16, 2007 (view all comments by momofour98)
The cover is very creative and makes you want to read the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780868404363
Subtitle:
A Biography of the Keyboard
Author:
Lundmark, Torbjorn
Publisher:
New South Wales University Press
Location:
UNSW, Sydney, NSW
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
Secretarial Aids & Training - Typing
Subject:
Typewriters
Subject:
Keyboards
Series Volume:
107-175
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.73x4.65x.66 in. .52 lbs.

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