6600 Qwerty

This minor planet is named after the style of keyboard used commonly for Latin scripts. "QWERTY" is a string of the first six letters on the top row of the keyboard. This layout was originally designed after several attempts by Christopher Latham Sholes and then Eliphalet Remington. It was designed to place commonly-used letter pairs on opposite sides of the keyboard - not to slow down typing, as the story commonly goes, but in fact to speed it up, to prevent key jams.

The symbol of this minor planet is a horizontal 2:1 rectangle, split horizontally into three rows, reminiscent of the keyboard's layout.

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