Quibble - "someone who didn't know their alphabet"
Keys were originally arranged in a more logical sequence. The problem was the original typists were too fast. With the most frequently used keys located around the index fingers, typewriter hammers would catch against or block each other. That's why the QWERTY layout was developed. Dvorak layouts didn't make sense until physical hammers went away, but by then existing typists had become accustomed to the 'intuitive' (HA!) layout.
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