Keyboards and Dvorak

Subject: Keyboards and Dvorak
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 08:27:58 -0500

Bill McClain noted that he preferred a relatively mushy
keyboard feel. I do too... I find my fingers are much less
tired at the end of the day, and for some people with RSI,
that's a very important benefit. Whether the keys click is
largely irrelevant to me, though I prefer quiet keyboards.

On a related issue, has anyone made the jump to a Dvorak
keyboard layout? I'm well aware of the ergonomic, speed and
accuracy benefits, but I've been resisting the switch
largely from laziness and inertia. (And the fact that I'd
have to carry the keyboard driver disk everywhere I went so
I could use other folk's keyboards!) If you've switched,
how long did it take you to rewire your fingers? Do you
type gibberish for the first hour whenever you sit down at
a standard keyboard? Have you considered switching back?

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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