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.

Sitting on a chair with the rear trousers pocket uncomfortably full, bulging out of the body shape. Why not using trousers with pockets alongside the legs?
Sitting on a chair with the rear trousers pocket uncomfortably full, bulging out of the body shape. Why not using trousers with pockets alongside the legs?
Multi-pockets trousers can be worn comfortably even with lots of content, because bulging pockets do not interfere with a correct seat on the chair
Multi-pockets trousers can be worn comfortably even with lots of content, because bulging pockets do not interfere with a correct seat on the chair

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.