Posts Tagged: keyboards

Swinging Modern Sounds #80: I Just Don’t Want to Wait Around Anymore


Mulcahy’s Possum is, like the animal titularly referred to, a sly and imaginative affair... ...more

Why is Your Keyboard Weird?


Key arrangement isn’t the only thing modern keyboards borrow from a bygone age. We get the term “shift key” from the way a Remington Model 2 Type-Writer physically shifted the printing bar between uppercase and lowercase. Uppercase and lowercase are themselves much older terms, referring to a 15th century method for keeping track of the little metal letters used in printing presses: Small keys were kept in individual boxes at the bottom of a large case; the capitalized letter were kept in corresponding boxes in the upper part of the case.