Sunday, August 16, 2009


Now that was an easy title to type… or maybe NOT.

Enjoy this UTube video re: QWERTY keyboards vs. Dvorak (I think that is what it is called!)

Here’s what Wikipedia had to say about DVORAK keyboards:

“The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard (pronounced /ˈdvɒræk/) is a keyboard layout patented in 1936 by August Dvorak, an educational psychologist and professor of education[1] at the University of Washington in Seattle[2], and William Dealey. It has also been called the Simplified Keyboard or American Simplified Keyboard but is commonly known as the Dvorak keyboard or Dvorak layout.

Although the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard ("DSK") has failed to displace the QWERTY, it has become easier to access in the computer age, being included with all major operating systems (such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD) in addition to the standard QWERTY layout. It is also supported at the hardware level by some high-end ergonomic keyboards.”

Should we all switch? OR should just new students learn this new method?

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