Re: High-tech loses headband

Rik van Riel (
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 23:32:56 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 13 Aug 1999, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Due to carpal tunnel syndrome, I have to rest my hands for a week or
> two. I probably won't even be checking my email, since the doc says
> complete rest is very important.

After your week of rest, you should probably switch to the dvorak layout. I find that I can type for 10 hours straight on dvorak while qwerty gives me aches after just 1 1/2 hour.

It's probably got to do with the fact that qwerty requires you to continuously turn and twist your hands while dvorak lets your hands rest on the home row with only occasional 'excursions' to the more remote regions of the keyboard.

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