Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?

The AlphaUi keyboard is an interesting concept: you hold it like an iPad, but you press actual keys on the bottom with eight fingers rather than virtual keys on the top with your thumbs. The screen has a display that lights the keys as you press them. Our jury’s out as to whether the physical setup will provide an accessibility edge. Instead, what really intrigued us was the key order–alphabetic rather than QWERTY, which is great for people with cognitive disabilities as well as those who’ve never learned touch typing. Has QWERTY finally met its match? Will we see this reflected in other keyboard designs?

Engadget: AlphaUi Back-Type keyboard for tablets will never catch on, but we wish it would

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