qwerty syndrome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after the qwerty keyboard layout, a popular standard despite not necessarily being the best.

Noun[edit]

qwerty syndrome (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) The condition of favoring entrenched and inferior technologies or practices over superior technologies or practices.
    • 2000, Jason Kroll, Linux Journal "Readers' Choice Awards"[1]:
      Nowhere is the QWERTY syndrome stronger than in computers...

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