Nov 13, 2018145 views
The keys on the screen on your phone are in the order and stagger they are because of technical limitations of this typewriter about 150 years ago (photo credit: Wikipedia). Like it or not, those fancy floral motives on the typewriter are a direct predecessor to how mechanical keyboard fans these days make keyboards look fancy, with striking colors and patterns on keycaps and cases. :)
Tobias Sette Ferreira, BitLuder, and 8 others

Btw, if you ever visit Vienna (my home town), be sure to drop by the Technisches Museum, where this photo was taken. They have one of the world’s most amazing collections of beautiful old machinery.