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Re: OT: Dvorak (was Re: Tonguebreaker)

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 6, 2001, 14:22
From: "Tristan Alexander McLeay" <anstouh@...>
> One of the problems of dvorak is that 'most people' have problems using a > qwerty keyboard afterwards. I'm slowly regaining qwerty skills, but I'm a > lot slower (for, say, using on an opac at a library) than before. (I'd say > about ten words per minute with the odd look.)
When I had Dvorak on my own computer, I kept in practice with both layouts, cause I had qwerty at work, and also 'cause I never bothered to set it up to be dvorak at the dos prompt/console/whatever. At other computers I could use the qwerty easily, but when I had to use qwerty on my own computer I always tripped up.
> Although I must say that I like dvorak. Before dvorak, it was a completely > valid observation to say 'you'd type faster if you didn't type so fast', > but now, mistakes only happen in memorised regular sequences, like > 'Tristan' or my password, and there it's only a case of 'Tristna' or similar.
The fun part is when you're typing in a hurry, off in another world, and realize you've typed the whole last sentence for the whole wrong keyboard. Instant conlang! ;p *Muke!