Re: keyboard recommendations?

Subject: Re: keyboard recommendations?
From: David Crosswell <davidcrosswell -at- internode -dot- on -dot- net>
To: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 07 May 2013 08:32:49 +1000

On 07/05/13 08:22, Porrello, Leonard wrote:
> What happens when you sit down to someone else's computer that has a QWERTY keyboard?

Several aspects here:

* You don't lose QWERTY ability when you shift
* I cart mine around with me, if I do move
* I work from home the vast majority of time anyway.

Cheers!

David.

>
> -----Original Message-----
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> 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.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Becca
>> _________________________
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>>
>>
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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
Re: keyboard recommendations?: From: David Crosswell
RE: keyboard recommendations?: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: keyboard recommendations?: From: David Crosswell
Re: keyboard recommendations?: From: Becca
Re: keyboard recommendations?: From: David Crosswell
RE: keyboard recommendations?: From: Porrello, Leonard

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