Re: Mixed up priorities

From: Otfried Cheong (
Date: Sun Oct 24 1999 - 02:51:06 EDT

> >>There are no Slovak keyboards. There is a Slovak keyboard
> mapping for >Windows, designed in the state of Washington.
> >
> >What did you have on typewriters?
> Yeah, really. Back when typewriters were being developed, the
> people of Czechoslovakia were a pretty clever lot. If they were
> so concerned about the character "ch", why didn't they build
> typewriter with a "ch" key?

Probably because the clerks of the Habsburg Empire that started using
typewriters in Slovakia got them from elsewhere and didn't use them to
write Slovakian? Because Slovaks used Czech as their written
language from the 15th to the 19th century?

Come on, if typewriters are any indication of a people's cleverness,
then the QWERTY system will forever exclude western civilization from
any claim to intelligence.


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