re: Software Dvorak

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri May 11 2001 - 12:37:56 MDT

>From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>

>Dvorak doesn't require a special keyboard; you just download a
>Dvorak keyboard and drag it into your system folder (MacOS) or go
>to "Properties" in the "Language" panel in the "Keyboard" control
>panel (Win).

Besides a simple keymapping utility change there is the matter of
the physical keyboard layout, apparently you are just memorizing
the new layout (security through obscurity? ;) ). One of my former
co-workers spent an afternoon once prying off the keys on his IBM
keyboard and placing them in their new (Dvorak) locations.

>Besides which, it's not the typing speed, it's the effort.

Less effort=more speed n'est pas?


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