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At 14:14 06/11/01 -0500, nd003k wrote:
> > Tristan (isn't forcing dvorak onto the world, he just
> > likes what he uses
> > and uses what he likes)
>
>hmmmmmmmmmm... could someone explain to me what the
>difference between a qwerty and a dvorak keyboard is?

Qwerty keyboards were invented back in the days of the manual typewriter.
The design was optimised to stop the hammers from sticking when one typed
certain common letter combinations together.

Dvorak keyboards had a different imperative: make typing fast. To do this,
the layout was designed to keep as many of the commonly used keys in the
home row and lay them out in such a way that you could rapidly type common
letter combinations.

K.

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