Why We Can’t Quit the QWERTY Keyboard

We’ve been using it to type for 144 years. Here’s why it works, and what it would take for us to give it up

Image: Evan Cohen

By Rachel Metz

Tap is a one-handed gadget that fits over your fingers like rubbery brass knuckles and connects wirelessly to your smartphone. It’s supposed to free you from clunky physical…

This story is for Medium members.

Medium curates expert stories from leading publishers exclusively for members (with no ads!). Register for a free account to begin your member preview.

Already have an account? Sign in

Join Medium to read this story.

Sign up with a free account to read this ad-free selection curated from MIT Technology Review.
Already have an account? Sign in