Quirky Qwerty

Quirky Qwerty : A Biography of the Typewriter & Its Many Characters

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This charming book whisks the reader through a fascinating, lighthearted history of an object most people take for granted: the keyboard. Recounting the development of "Qwerty," the modern typing system millions use everyday-named for the first six letters on the keyboard, Q.W.E.R.T.Y.-TorbjArn Lundmark taps out a neat archaeology of each letter and symbol and brings the discussion into the twenty-first century by addressing the role of punctuation in the digital age. Lundmark's vast knowledge, solid research, and friendly, digestible style make this a perfect book for both the casual word-buff and the experienced linguist.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 111.8 x 189 x 11.9mm | 99.79g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142002704
  • 9780142002704

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