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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:53 pm
by Eternal_Silence
Hmm because the bars lay close to each other? =P Hehe didn't really get that part actually ^__^ hehe


PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:40 am
by dids
beeeep!!! You're wrong!!! :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:22 pm
by Macha
I guess it's because of the frequently appearance or use of the letters - maybe Q, X, Y, and so on are not often used than A, S, D, F and so on.
To make it short: the letters which are maybe often in use are in the middle of the keyboard, and the others, that are not often in use, are above or under the frequently used letters.
Hope I could explain it understandable and am right.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:11 pm
by Grania
Surely it is to do with the most frequently used letters in the language? Otherwise all keyboards would be the same, which they are not.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:23 pm
by dids
yes, it has to do with the most frequently used letters... in french it's AZERTYUIOP...

keep searching, you are close to the answer... 8)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:27 pm
by Grania
Am I right in thinking it is the most commonly used letters on the top line, central, then the middle line, with the least used (like z and x in English) on the bottom.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:30 pm
by dids
not exactly...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:16 am
by Turlough
The arrangement places the most used sequencees of letters far enough apart not to collide, or else to prevent the typist from going too fast through a sequence of letters.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:17 am
by dids
that's right! :D

The typers originally used to type too fast so the bars entangled too frequently.
Some engineers had then the idea to separate the most used letters with the less used ones and to place them under the weak fingers... 8)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:52 am
by Siobhan
[offtopic]So that`s the reason why my typewriting lessons were so difficult! I still remember those excersises. For the ring fingers: "s" "w" "x"; "l" "o" "." Aaaargh... :x :lol:
But now I can type without looking and the keyboard at all, which is soooo convenient... [/offtopic] ;)

Congrats, Turlough. :D

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:48 pm
by Turlough
New question: Using any number of associations. connect Bartolomeo Cristofori to the Two Horizons album.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:32 pm
by Methica
I'e been looking all over the net for this one, but I still have no clue. Can you give a hint?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:44 am
by Turlough
Methica wrote:I'e been looking all over the net for this one, but I still have no clue. Can you give a hint?


OK, here is the hint: TH is about a special thing, while Cristofori made a related thing, and turned it into a more modern version of that thing. If I get more specific I'll be handing it to you. :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:39 am
by sweetbluenurse
Lol...I'll give this a try............He's known for inventing the harpsichord...i know that. But, i'll try with Two Horizons. There's harpsong on the album. am i getting close?? :D

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:42 am
by Turlough
That one I'll call close enough. Cristofori was a harpsichord maker credited with making the first piano ("gravicembalo col piano e forte"). Two Horizons is about the quest for the harp that according to legend, was played at the celebtrations on Tara. Your turn, SBN.