Day 13

Christopher Sholes

April 8th, 2010

Inventor of QWERTY


  1. Barbara Kiviat says:

    I like this post very much. Thank you for it.

  2. Dave says:

    Here I am trying to make some smartass comment about how he actually invented
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    rather than QWERTY, but even while pushing a cart across rural Pensylvania, your Wikipedia mastery exceeds mine. He DID invent QWERTY, much to the chagrin of the 8 Dvorak enthusiasts worldwide. Well done.

    • Barbara Kiviat says:

      Suddenly, there is another Barbara commenting. I now know how you feel, Dave. That is, if you’re the Dave who noticed—and correctly thought to comment on—the presence of an extra Dave. I am happily revisiting my decision to use my last name.

      • Mom says:

        The second Barbara is a FOM (friend of Mom). It will be interesting to see which given name wins out as most frequent as the weeks (months) go on.

  3. Nancy & Dennis says:

    hey matt. dennis said your getting spoiled too many home cooked meals where are you now what city??/

  4. Nancy & Dennis says:

    hi matt, i have another question for you where is the map with the red dot you had on the site before cant locate on website . thats all enjoy your evening..

  5. Nancy & Dennis says:

    hey matt pesty me again thanks the map is up on the site again. i’m watching you. be careful the storm is just about to hit here is albrightsville, gotta turn off computer keep safe buddy

  6. The Lock says:

    Didn’t he also invent odor-eating insoles? Busy guy.

  7. Chris Gable says:

    Do you know what the longest word is that you can type using only the top row of the keyboard? Don’t cheat by looking it up!!! I’ll check back if you give up.

  8. Barb V says:

    After reading the comments on “Barbara”s, and myself being named Barbara, I thought this would be a good place to jump in with my support and encouraging words. I sent you an email recently telling you how I learned about you and your journey right after reading the fiction novel “The Walk.” I’m finally taking some time to catch up with you from the beginning. I’ve posted a link to your site and your story on my Facebook so that others may be inspired by you and the many incredible people you meet along the way. Praying God will keep you safe, strong, and secure. Go, Matt!!

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