Quirky Qwerty: The Story of the Keyboard @ Your Fingertips

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The story of the keyboard begins with ancient hieroglyphs and reaches to the very recent, committee-designed Euro symbol. This text 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 still be typed by anyone using a computer. Drwaings, poems and notes are used to tell where the keyboard's quirky layout came from and to illustrate the history of each letter, number, sign and symbol we encounter in everyday written communication.

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Torbjorn Lundmark was born in Sweden and now lives in Australia. He studied linguistics and Slavonic languages at the University of Uppsala and spent one year at the philological faculty at Voronezh University in the former Soviet Union. He is a professional writer, illustrator and cartoonist, and is the author of several books, including children's books. He is a lover of languages and is currently learning to read and write Chinese.

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