Up until the explosion of personal computers in the early eighties, the humble little typewriter did the job in most offices.
From the 1860’s until word processors like Wordperfect came along, most offices had typewriters. And to get a clerical job you had to type fast. 50 to 80 words per minute. People must have been suspicious when a prerequisite for getting a job was how fast you could peck away at this technology on the desk.
Thank you little typewriter. You gave us the QWERTY keyboard.