Re: keyboard recommendations?

Subject: Re: keyboard recommendations?
From: Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 14:54:29 -0700 (PDT)

I don't think I could retrain my hands to a DVORAK keyboard at my age, certainly not and still be productive while I was doing so. It's taken me years to build up to the speed I've got at QUERTY, and I shudder to think of the errors I'd make while trying to retrain myself.

 
Regards,
Becca
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> From: David Crosswell <davidcrosswell -at- internode -dot- on -dot- net>
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>Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 5:44 PM
>Subject: Re: keyboard recommendations?
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>On 07/05/13 07:29, Dan Goldstein wrote:
>> Hi David,
>
>Hello Dan,
>
>>
>> Can you point us to any recent studies? All I could find was this article http://reason.com/archives/1996/06/01/typing-errors/print claiming that the original pro-Dvorak studies were bogus.
>>
>> Thanks!
>
>No, I can't, but having run the usual QWERTY route, I can vouch for the
>much easier reach on the DVORAK lay-out and, to me, that equates with a
>lower strain aspect, which would endorse claims to some degree.
>I did read material originally that did sway me in that direction, some
>time ago, but wouldn't know where to find that now.
>
>The Coleman layout comes highly recommended also.
>
>I should suggest that there would be many claims and counter-claims in
>the vicious realm of keyboard marketing.
>Cheers!
>
>David
>
>>
>> Dan
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Crosswell
>> Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 5:15 PM
>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: Re: keyboard recommendations?
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>> On 07/05/13 06:16, Ward, Teri A wrote:
>>> After I had carpal tunnel surgery 2 years ago, I found my fingers would still get unpleasantly tingly after typing for a while. So I bought a soft-touch keyboard - the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard. It's holding up well, and very easy to type on. I wasn't looking for one with backlight, but now that I have it I love it. I don't remember the price. It's just really comfortable to use.
>> I can highly recommend:
>>
>> http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-ultimate/
>>
>> and go with a Dvorak layout. Statistics state a 40% less likelihood of carpal tunnel syndrome/RSI and the same percentage in touch typing speed increase.
>> I've never experienced the former, but can vouch for the latter.
>>
>> http://shop.hooleon.com/products/keyboards-stickers-dvorak-dedicated-black
>>
>> which wear off when you no longer need them leaving you with the blank keys which nobody else can use.
>> Cheers!
>>
>> David
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