Dvorak Keyboard

Dvorak Keyboard

The layout of the traditional QWERTY keyboard (like the one I’m typing on now like a real philistine) was initially chosen when typewriters were mechanical and the keys moved on levers that would get stuck if one struck two close keys too quickly or if one spilled ones gin-rickey-and-laudanum onto the keyboard. The most seldom used letters were placed next to the most common and unless you were writing a treatise on how James K. Polk liked poi, you’d be in the clear. Now that keyboards are no longer Rube Goldberg-esque monuments to machinery, some people think it would be a good idea to move all the keys around according to the ergonomics of the human hand. The result is the Dvorak Keyboard. Woah. That is interesting!

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Published in: on October 5, 2009 at 12:54 am  Leave a Comment