RE: keyboard recommendations?

Subject: RE: keyboard recommendations?
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: David Crosswell <davidcrosswell -at- internode -dot- on -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 22:22:24 +0000

What happens when you sit down to someone else's computer that has a QWERTY keyboard?

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Subject: Re: keyboard recommendations?

On 07/05/13 07:54, Becca wrote:
> 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.

It was five years ago, at fifty-five years of age, that I switched, in my own time, and moved from 60 words/minute to 90.
It took me a week.
Cheers!

David.
>
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> Regards,
> Becca
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>> From: David Crosswell <davidcrosswell -at- internode -dot- on -dot- net>
>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> 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?
>>>
>>> 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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keyboard recommendations?: From: Becca
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RE: keyboard recommendations?: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: keyboard recommendations?: From: David Crosswell
Re: keyboard recommendations?: From: Becca
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