- Aug 25, 2007
Ummm, that's not what it is. The Dvorak layout has existed since well before computers existed. The user probably just rearranged the keys. Dvorak is built into Windows, and I'm almost positive it's built into macs as well. I have a Dell laptop that I just rearranged all the keys on it to make it Dvorak and did a little regedit to make it Dvorak full time. People try to type on it, then do a double take when they notice the keys are alittle funky. Nobody as school asks to sue my computer to check their e-mail and such, really cuts down on hassle. :yh:god why am I not suprised that a MAC would come out with a keyboard ya couldn't freakin type on until you learned how to type in Dvorak.. STUPID. No more stupid than the I-pod craze.
I prefer Dvorak, but I'm one of the people who can type on both about equally well, I didn't really have to give up Qwerty to switch to Dvorak, so it wasn't that hard of a choice for me. Most people can't just go back and forth, but I can switch back and forth between Qwerty and Dvorak with relative ease. I'm a little faster on Dvorak, and I can say without any doubt that Dvorak is more comfortable to type on. My hands are less tense on Dvorak, they get tired MUCH faster on Qwerty, Dvorak is overall just more comfortable to use by a longshot.
If you're a person who uses lab computers or other computers often, I can see how it wouldn't be advantageous to use Dvorak, especially if you're not one of the lucky people who can continue touch-typing on both. And you NEED to be able to stop typing for a while to switch, with nothing important to do for a month or 2 while you switch. But if you always use your own computer and type with any regularity, I can whole-heartedly recommend Dvorak.