Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:16:19 AM
I've had people try to sell me the idea of the Dvorak layout before. They wouldn`t accept my response that I`d probably lose more time in relearning to type with the new layout than I`d ever gain in my lifetime with the faster typing speed.
It`s the same argument I have with those espousing Linux/Unix as being more efficient than Windows: the time I spend relearning the different computer skills needed is going to cancel out any long-term gain.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:24:05 PM
Back in the early 90s I had a Northgate OmniKey keyboard that could be set to Dvorak by changing a DIP switch and rearranging the key caps. It also had function keys across the top AND down the left side, and you could program the Caps Lock key to work as the Ctrl key like on an old XT keyboard. That keyboard is long since dead, but I still have the tool that came with it for pulling the key caps.