Re: Iconoclasm (was: Chunking intelligence functions)

From: Damien Sullivan (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 21:18:43 MDT

On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 06:08:01PM -0400, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> experience. I would similarly report from my personal experience that the
> chief advantage of the Dvorak keyboard is rhythm and the distance your
> fingers need to travel. I expect that both the Navy results and the

People I know who have switched have said this too. It's not speed, it's

I tried switching. I found that Dvorak is in fact better for English text,
but not for coding and Unix. Possibly because coding and Unix have adapted to
Qwerty, but still, the rhythm and frequencies of computer text are a lot
different than English.

So I use a Kinesis keyboard, where the physical distance to all keys is closer
to being constant. Nyah.

-xx- Damien X-)

"Does using a Kinesis and riding a motorcycle and a recumbent bicycle make up
the iconoclasm points that I lose for not using Dvorak?" -- a friend.

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