List makers, this tab is for you.

Posted in typewriter facts.

I love lists. Every Saturday morning I wake up and create a to-do list for the weekend. Like seriously, it’s the first thing I do after making a cup of tea. And truth – if I’m feeling like a need a boost to feel productive, I’ll include “morning tea” as an item, just to check it off.

If I were using a typewriter in my day to day, I probably would have gotten a ton of use out of the tab (ht), shortened from “horizontal tab” or “tabulator stop,” since this is the key that caused the print position to advance horizontally to the next pre-set “tab stop”.

So fellow organization freaks, the tab keys are for you.