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(See also: Betamax, MS-DOS, or even gas-powered automobiles.) It's true that several innovators have proposed keyboards laid out more rationally than the Remington company's QWERTY layout of the 1870s. Most famously, August Dvorak's "Dvorak Simplified Keyboard" places all the vowels on the left hand "home" keys, and the most common consonants under the right hand, on the theory that alternation between the two lends greater speed. It's often said that the QWERTY keyboard is inefficient by design : too-fast typing was leading to keys jamming in the early days of mechanical keyboards, so Remington decided to mix the letters up and slow typists down. The myth of the intentionally awkward QWERTY has been repeated by authorities from The New York Times to Encyclopedia Britannica , but there's really no evidence for it. As design writer Jimmy Stamp pointed out in Smithsonian in 2013, if you were trying to avoid jams from commonly paired letters, why would you leave E and R adjacent, since the "er" and "re" combinations are among the most common in English? "As" and "ed/de" have the same problem.
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Visit holiday.woot.com for merriment, mirth, and possibly some hidden secrets! Visit our site right here for great holiday deals. Why hand-write all the names on your naughty and nice list each year? Get an HP printer and you can be more modern! Imagine just keeping a single Excel document in the cloud so your reindeer can print a copy to figure their flight plan in advance. Imagine typing in those names during your beach vacation in August, knowing you'll return to an easy-to-read printed list thanks to your lovely HP. Why, won't the elves be happy they don't need to decipher your handwriting? And it'll be so much simpler than writing with a quill for the entire month of November! No more making excuses for how some rich guy's kid found a loophole because their dad hired a mercinary team to storm the North Pole and steal the one single hand-written copy. With an HP printer, you'll have a backup just moments away! It's enough to make you say HO HO HO
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6 months
This is the season of Hollywood's unrestrained id: the brainless summer blockbuster, the air-conditioned multiplex, the bottomless popcorn refills, the avalanche of kids emerging blinking into bright sunlight, waiting for their parental pickup. But August is also the anniversary of the movies themselves! It was on August 31, 1897 that Thomas Edison patented his first movie camera, the Kinetograph. In honor of 119 years of cinematic glitz and glamour, we've asked movie buff and Jeopardy! tough Ken Jennings to give us the "reel" truth on all kinds of old-movie misinformation. The Debunker: Was The Jazz Singer the First Sound Film? Every time the deafening THX or Dolby Digital logo appears on the screen of my neighborhood theater, I kneel down in my row and say a quick thank-you prayer to the makers of Hollywood's first "talkie," without which none of this would be possible.
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6 months
Focus your mind. Let us reveal your future together.
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!
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6 months
August has THREE birthstones! One of them is sardonyx! That sounds like a Pokemon, doesn't it? But it's not. It's not a Pokemon. UP NEXT: The autumn and winter holidays that people will try to convince you are all about shopping and spending money. This Woot-Off might be your last chance to spend your cash honestly without being tied to seasonal guilt. SPEND IT BRAVELY, HONESTLY AND WITH DIGNITY!