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Dvorak keyboard, morning day 2

So, now I know the home row and can touch most keys without too much thought.  In the long run, I know this will be much better on my hands and I will type faster, but in the meantime it is quite frustrating.  It is especially difficult to type German, because I have to concentrate on German at the same time.  At least with my customized layout, I can now type in English, Esperanto, German, and Spanish without changing keyboard layouts.  ...and yes this post has been typed entirely in Dvorak, mostly without looking at the keyboard!

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amuzulo
Apr. 27th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
I think this quote explains it pretty well:

Dvorak estimated that the fingers of an average typist in his day travelled between 12 and 20 miles on a qwerty keyboard; the same text on a Dvorak keyboard would require only about one mile of travel.

Taken from: http://www.mit.edu/~jcb/Dvorak/
lecontact
Apr. 27th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
interesting! i never even thought about that.
amuzulo
Apr. 27th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Just leave it to an übergeek to expose you to more strange ideas.... :)

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