World Typing Day emphasizes the importance of technology development! Every person in the world can type a text in a messenger and send it to a friend, set a search query in a browser, create a document and write a note, a poem, or even a whole story. The electronic format has firmly entered our lives. Let’s celebrate this holiday!
Remember the last time you wrote something in a notebook or diary? Yes, now the whole world uses computers, but before them there was a typewriter. Today it is a real rarity! Perhaps from it the modern keyboard passed to us. Many researchers believe that the device inspired inventors to come up with the computer.
The first typewriter appeared in 1714. It remains only to guess how it looked at that time – the researchers do not have photographs. It was created and patented by Henry Mill. There is information that the Queen of England personally signed the patent. The machine, which was already used by the whole world, was invented by Terry Pellegrino in 1808. The Italian created it especially for his blind girlfriend, who could now send letters to friends.
From that moment began the era of such devices. They were modified and tried to create the perfect option.. Mass production also began – everyone could purchase the device. Over time, the cars got better, the assortment was replenished, the layouts were more convenient.. And then there were computers, laptops, smartphones, other electronics. It’s great that we can use all this!
Curious facts about the computer keyboard:
- the most common breakdown occurs due to liquid ingress;
- studies claim that it is 20 times dirtier than a toilet bowl;
- The most common key in English is E, which is why it wears out so quickly.
How to celebrate
Start blogging at World Typing Day, tell us about yourself, hobbies and life in general. Send a message to a friend. Learn to type with one hand or with your eyes closed – develop your skills! Participate in competitions for the fastest input, perhaps they are held in your city.
When is World Typing Day celebrated in 2023?
World Typing Day is observed on January 8 each year.