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That's my iBook. I pity those who are slaves to QWERTY....
11th Sep 2004, 07:02   | tags:,,,,


teflon says:

Woo, weirdness. What layout's that?

11th Sep 2004, 10:37

HeirPixel says:

It's called Dvorak.

It's so much smoother :)

11th Sep 2004, 18:05

caffeine says:

Ooh, just thinking about the likely confusion has given me a headache.

11th Sep 2004, 18:11

jc1000000 says:

Is that keyboard really easier to use? Or is just better for certain types of tasks, like coding?

26th Sep 2004, 14:32

mat says:

dvorak redistributes the finger use better than qwerty - about 70% of all qwerty keystrokes are with the first two fingers, even for touch typists. Dvorak spreads the load better, and is better optimised for fast typing (unlike qwerty, which was designed to slow typists down)

Mate of mine uses it, says it's excellent for most things, especially prose, but can be a bit awkward for writing code. He's still learning though, I expect it will pass.

26th Sep 2004, 15:03

jc1000000 says:

Wow, intersting. It's true- I only use two fingers on a qwerty keyboard and my thumbs to hit the space bar (which makes me feel like I'm the shi'it at typing).]

How long would it take to learn Dvorak? Or do you have to be the shi'it at typing first (cos i'm not really)?

26th Sep 2004, 15:22

HeirPixel says:

http://www.mwbrooks.com/dvorak/ is a great site to answer all your Dvorak questions. You should especially check out the pros/con section. It's great for both prose and code in my humble opinion (I'm a computer science student so I do my fair share of coding/typing). It's even better for instant messaging when you need to type in short bursts.

28th Sep 2004, 16:19

mat says:

Question is - did you order your powerbook with a Dvorak layout, or did you lever off the keys and move them around before changing the software mappings? :)

28th Sep 2004, 16:25

jaggysnake says:

Yeah - it's too big of a change to make after 15+ years of QWERTY!

13th Nov 2004, 14:14

kadamontaga says:

Wish I could use one of these:

8th Jun 2008, 18:12

Jayjaybee says:

Yeah man thats odd. I have qwerty etched onto my brain now, so i think a new layout would really slow me down...

8th Jun 2008, 18:44