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November 29, 2007

Old school

srikanth @ 10:05 am, GMT +0000 ( 1196330712 ) Play

This question comes to us from Nihit. Identify the man in the picture below:

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Cracked by: Poornima , sidsen , bobo , teju , Keerthi Kiran M , shivathilak , prasanth , Madan , aandthirtyeights , Abhishek , iamniks , alephnull and yaksha

Answer:  Christopher Sholes. Famous for inventing the typewriter and now infamous for the RSI-inducing QWERTY layout of our keyboards.


15 Responses to “Old school”

  1. Poornima

    Christopher Latham Sholes


  2. sidsen
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    Christopher Sholes


  3. christopher sholes


  4. teju
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    Christopher Latham Sholes, credited as the U.S. inventor who developed the typewriter.


  5. Keerthi Kiran M

    Christopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890) was an American newspaper editor, politician, and the inventor of the first commercially successful typewriter.


  6. shivathilak

    Christopher Latham Sholes???
    not sure about it… no time to google..


  7. prasanth
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    Christopher Latham Sholes – inventor of the typewriter


  8. Madan

    Typewriter by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1867.
    Birth: February 14, 1819 in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania
    Death: February 17, 1890 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Nationality: American
    Definition: A mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing in characters similar to those produced by printer’s type by means of keyboard-operated types striking a ribbon to transfer ink or carbon impressions onto the paper.
    Patent: 79,265 (US) issued June 23, 1868

    …http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/typrwriter.htm…


  9. Christopher Sholes


  10. Abhishek
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    Christopher Latham Sholes


  11. iamniks

    Christopher Latham Sholes


  12. alephnull

    Christopher Sholes. He came up with the QWERTY layout to slow down typists.


  13. jayanth
    3

    Henry Mill.


  14. yaksha
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    Christopher Latham Sholes


  15. arbitguy

    Christopher Sholes


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