The other day I was at work trying to enter calculations on my little numeric keypad. Most of the time I can do it without looking. On this day, however, I also had to call someone on the phone. Multitasking and I do not go well together.
Why do they do this to people? It seems logical that the ordering would be the same.
I did a bit of research and found one of the most poorly written articles on Wikipedia I have ever found.
But, it basically says that security keypads have been around longer and they always had the 4 rows of 3 starting with the number 1 so that’s what was adopted by the telephone manufacturers. That still doesn’t explain why calculators weren’t done in a similar fashion.
I found a site dedicated to this conundrum. Go there if you must. Just click on their picture below…