For the most part of any technology that is used by us, keyboards are an essential part of our day to day communication. Without the keyboards, none of our productive applications like MS Office or even messaging apps on our phones would be of any use.
But there are many more things that you didn't know about it. Scroll down to find out.
There are many different keyboard layouts that were incorporated into typewriters. And researchers have reached a conclusion that the QWERTY keyboard is the least efficient layout ever to be used. Many variations have led to the final version that is now used on every gadget and software.
We certainly don't keep count of the number of words we type (our applications do). But if you were to calculate the distance you covered across the keyboard, you would be shocked to know that it is almost 20 miles per 10,000 words. That number is a lot to take in.
There are different layouts for non-Latin keyboards. Every language is unique and the layouts can be customized according to the users preferences.
Dirtiest of them all
Traditional keyboards with the physical keys are used more than the lavatory services in the office or shopping malls. But unfortunately, they happen to be the most neglected peripheral after the mouse. They are neither maintained or cleaned to perfection, unlike the lavatories. Think about it!
Every stroke of the keyboard is susceptible to tracking and hacking. Keyloggers, as they are called, are malicious trackers that capture every keystroke on a system. It could steal your personal details, passwords, and log-in details too. So make sure that you regularly keep check of your system by scanning for malicious infections and trackers.