There is an almost universal consensus about the QWERTY keyboard: the reasons behind its choice and evolution would not be today’s most logical ones. Nobody would design a computer keyboard like this. It is an example of design evolution where not necessarily the fittest element propagates forward in time.
The QWERTY is just one example of poor choice in terms of design of everyday’s objects; I would like to vent about another one: trousers pockets. Since I am a photographer, I will try and shut up and let the images speak.
Horrible, isn’t it? Why on earth would anybody put something behind their butt when a much more comfortable position is possible and obvious? If the QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow down typists and avoid key jamming, I would almost suggest that rear pockets were designed to keep people stand.