The Home Row Blog

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from the Home Row team

Dunbar’s 150 Number and Why I Won’t Connect with You on Facebook

June 11, 2011

Evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar theorizes that humans can only make 150 meaningful connections. This may explain why I’m adverse to “friending” and linking to to everyone who sends me a request.

What is the home row?

The home row is the center row of keys on the keyboard "A,S,D,F,J,K,L,;" When students are taught how to become touch typists (typing without looking at the keys) they begin with their hands resting on the home row. The left hand rests on the "A,S,D,F" keys and the right hand on the "J,K,L,;" keys. From this position the other keys can be reached.