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Copyright

Stephen Robertson

Published On

2020-10-22

Page Range

pp. 49-64

Print Length

15 pages

5 More about the alphabet

  • Stephen Robertson (author)
The author discusses the idea of coding in more detail, bringing the discussion up to the present (we may think of digital data as being written in a two-character alphabet). He also tells the story of the development of the QWERTY keyboard, and examines why it has become ubiquitous. Attention is then turned to languages other than English, and finally to the idea of a "character" as this has evolved.

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Stephen Robertson

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