September 15, 2011 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #599396umMember
did anyone try to use it?? is it really so much easier to type??September 15, 2011 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #809892bombmaniacParticipant
its idiotic. its in order of the alphabet…not qwerty…not dvorak…its retarded. you may get used to it at home, but then what happens if you have to use a normal computer with a normal keyboardSeptember 15, 2011 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #809893popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I would not use it, unless I had given up any hope of ever being able to type on a qwerty keyboard.
It will be really hard to retrain yourself after you learn one keyboard. And good luck getting a laptop with that layout.September 15, 2011 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #809894ha ha ha haMember
yes i was wondering the same thing…. what is the idea behind the qwerty keyboard???September 15, 2011 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #809895cucumberMember
the qwerty is supposedly the smartest way. it puts all the keys u use the most in the easiest to reach spots. Its the most efficeintSeptember 15, 2011 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #809896bezalelParticipant
The designers of the QWERTY keyboard gave two reasond for their design. To the public they said that they distributed the popular letters across the keyboard to enable typists to quickly transition between keys. To the manufacturers they said that the distributed the letters so the keys wont jam.
The Dvorak keyboard is more efficient than a QWERTY keyboard but the public was already accustomed to QWERTY keyboards.September 15, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #809897aries2756Participant
If you have ever learned to type, trying to use another keyboard would be foolish. Anyone who knows how to type can type without even looking at the keyboard. To try a different layout would be totally inefficient. The qwerty keyboard is laid out according to the dexterity of the hand and fingers and according to which keys are used most often. Vowels are the easiest to reach and the consonants that are used the most are also within the easiest and most comfortable reach.September 15, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #809898minyan galMember
How are the letters laid out on a Dvorak keyboard?September 15, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm #809899ronrsrMember
with the most-used letters on the center (home) row, so that you don’t have to move your fingers up and down as much. the home row is AOEUIDHTNS the lesser used letters PYFGCRL are in the row above, and the even lesser used letters QJKXBMWVZ are below.
I’m an excellent typist and can type well on both keyboards though occassionally when I use a letter that is the same position on both keyboards, such as A, I will occasionally switch keyboard modes and start typing as if I were on the other keyboard.
In english, the most commonly used letters are ETAIONSHRDLU – see how much wasted movement there is on a QWERTY keyboard.September 15, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #809900bezalelParticipant
If you have ever learned to type, trying to use another keyboard would be foolish. Anyone who knows how to type can type without even looking at the keyboard. To try a different layout would be totally inefficient.
The first half of your post makes the rest of it irrelevant.September 16, 2011 2:34 am at 2:34 am #809901YatzmichMember
Sounds like they took something that wasn’t broken, and tried to fix it.September 16, 2011 3:53 am at 3:53 am #809902HaLeiViParticipant
I think the Hebrew one is good for aanyone not planning on learning the Hebrew keyboard. Some cell phones started out with ABC keyboards. I guess they didn’t go well.September 16, 2011 4:04 am at 4:04 am #809903ronrsrMember
dear Aries and Cucumber,
the QWERTY keyboard was designed to be inefficient and SLOWer. On manual and electric typewriters, if you typed too fast the keys would jam. I’m sure you remember that.
QWERTY was designed to slow down very fast typists so that the keys wouldn’t bunch up and jam. All the commonly used letters either require that you move your finger off the home row (which takes time) or they are under the weaker fingers which can’t type as fast.
Check it out. To type E, T, I, O, N, H, R and U, 8 of the ten most commonly used letters, you have to move your finger first. The a key is under your pinkie, which slows you down, too.
Now, typesetting machines, which are almost as old as typewriters have an extremely logical home row (where your fingers go). That home row is ETAION SHRDLU – so your fingers sit over the most commonly used letters, you don’t have to move your finger before hitting the key. You can really type fast on those.
dear HaLeIVi, the QWERTY keyboard certainly is broken, it was designed to slow people down in an age of mechanical typing. We no longer have problems with keys jamming – the average word processor spends 98% of its time waiting for you to hit the next keystroke.
dear Minyangal, the EZ Keyboard is quite a bad layout, too. Better to pick up a copy of “Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing,” and learn the layout of a keyboard. It is a very useful skill. My mother made me learn touch typing in high school so I might avoid being an infantryman in the Vietnam War and be a clerk-typist instead.
The skill has served me very well in life, who would have thought I would have jobs that required so much typing?September 16, 2011 5:16 am at 5:16 am #809904aries2756Participant
ronrsr, when I graduated high school I typed 95 words a minute on a manual typewriter. According to most that was pretty fast at that time. My speed picked up when I started working because the office had electric typewriters. I don’t look at the keyboard when I type. i used to look at the hardcopy, notes or paper and now I look at the screen. Of course it is much easier to type on a computer since there is spell check and no one cares about making mistakes because of it.September 16, 2011 6:09 am at 6:09 am #809905HaLeiViParticipant
Thanks for telling me that, although I think you meant Yatzmich.September 16, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am #809906Ctrl Alt DelParticipant
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