In my surfing I’ve come across a cool idea about how to improve typing efficiency- change the keyboard.
Apparently a professor with the last name Dvorak (nothing to do with the Tech TV guy) came up with a better keyboard layout.
This site shows the benefits of the dvorak keyboard and how to switch to it. I’m tempted…
Remember when you took those typing classes, probably in high school? You got to do drills with such words as “fff”, “jjj”, “jkl;”. Added to the awkward physical motions Qwerty requires, these “nonsense words” are counter-intuitive, making Qwerty very hard to learn. On Dvorak, the keys on the home row make up literally thousands of words (we have a list of nearly 5000 from one electronic dictionary alone!), meaning you could have typed real words on your first day of typing class… if you had learned on a Dvorak keyboard.
[tags]Dvorak keyboard, keyboard, typing[/tags]