Re: There Is A Better Way

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Fri, 28 May 1999 10:27:56 -0500

Brian Atkins wrote:
> Also I think there was a more in-depth article on the Economist
> site a while back discussing how basically Dvorak faked up his
> tests. Did you measure your typing speed before switching so
> you can tell if you ever get faster?

Yes, I'm aware that Dvorak faked the tests. Dvorak is still a better keyboard. Type in Dvorak and you rapidly realize that typing has a rhythm, a rhythm that QWERTY was specifically designed to break up.

I didn't think to measure my speed, I'm afraid.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Running on BeOS           Typing in Dvorak          Programming in Python
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