Many other key arrangements have been tried. Some are claimed to be easier to learn or faster to use than QWERTY. But none has proved good enough to beat QWERTY.
The earliest typewriters had the letter keys in alphabetical order. The trouble was that if you hit two keys quickly the levers would jam.
Adele Ferguson, the celebrated journalist who many credit as the driving force behind the banking royal commission, says that the commission ‘didn’t go anywhere near far enough.’
Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the ‘disappointing’ banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers.
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Today on Media Files, it's journalism versus the big banks. We're hearing from Adele Ferguson, the celebrated journalist who many credit as the driving force behind the banking royal commission.
The Gillard government kept 87% of its promises, though some had to be compromised to navigate a hung parliament.
While trust in politicians and political systems is lower than ever, new research shows the Gillard government kept most of its promises.
A report has found the causes of mass fish deaths in the Darling river.
Fish deaths at the lower Darling can happen again. Here's what we can do about it.
The new laws could mean internet service providers could end up being forced to surveil the activities of users.
The Commonwealth Criminal Code now has two substantive new criminal offences aimed at limiting live streaming of crime. Both target technology companies, not terrorists.
EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks at a news conference about Google online search advertising, at the European Commission in Belgium in March 2019.
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Feelgood, high-level data ethics principles are not fit for the purpose of regulating big tech. Applied ethics might be useful ... but stronger regulation is the preferred end goal.
Nicholas Chevalier, Mallee scrub, Murray River, NSW, watercolour, 1871.
National Library of Australia
Captain Cook's 1770 voyage is well known. But at this time, Indigenous Australians also travelled great distances - let's recognise this in the 2020 commemorations.
The personality of a pet owner can help a veterinarian understand the health and welfare of the pet.
Pets can be influenced by the personality traits of their owners, something veterinarians could use to help them diagnoise any pet problems.
Many men were concerned about climaxing too quickly or lacking interest in sex.
Research suggests that men who are exposed to cultural images of traditional masculinity have a greater vulnerability to sexual dysfunction than those who aren't.
The Democrats have moved further to the political left since the last presidential election.
The Democrats have 24 potential presidential candidates but, like Donald Trump, their two front runners are both men in their seventies: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.
Greg Combet wants to use his super power to free business from being hostage to short-term share-price and profit measures.
Superannuation fund supremo Greg Combet has a radical idea: to promote the business concept of 'long-term value'.
Right now, your kidneys are getting rid of all things your body does not need. They do this by ‘cleaning’ your blood.
When my kidneys stopped working properly, my dad gave me one of his kidneys. Thanks, Dad.
Sometimes, two different animals will evolve to have a similar adaptation, even when they are not closely related. Flight is an excellent example.
Wajah terbentuk pada tahap sangat awal pada fase pembentukan embrio.
Melalui ribuan pembelahan sel, jaringan yang pada akhirnya akan membentuk tengkorak, rahang, kulit, sel-sel saraf, otot dan pembuluh darah terbentuk dan bersatu untuk menciptakan wajah kita.
When you’re admitted to a public hospital, they’ll want to know if you have private health insurance.
When you enter a public hospital, you are likely to be asked if you have private health insurance, and if you want to use it. This is what you need to consider.
Foreign minister Marise Payne’s trip to China last November signalled a thawing in relations with China.
Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb's criticism may be a little exaggerated, but there's no doubt the relationship is tricky and still needs work.
Fanny Finch’s 1856 voting card.
Castlemaine Art Museum
Decades before most white Australian women were granted the right to vote, a businesswoman and single mother of four took to the polls and signed a ballot paper.
We previously thought moderate drinking could be good for our health. There’s now evidence that says the opposite.
Evidence that people who drink moderately are healthier is probably influenced by many other health and lifestyle factors. We're now seeing that even modest amounts of alcohol could impact our health.
Chicken or rooster? This bird is both – female on the left (dark feathers), and male on the right (white feathers, with larger comb and physique).
Mike Clinton (Roslin Institute)
Birds have some of the most amazing sex differences of any animal. They can control the sex of offspring, and even produce rare half-male, half-females. And their sex genes and chromosomes are quite different from ours.
Since the Whitlam government in 1972, the major parties have taken a similar approach to managing relations with China, albeit with a few key differences.
No matter who forms government after the next election, managing Australia's relationship with China will continue to be a major challenge, and vitally important in a region remaking itself.