- May 11, 2010
Yep, I type about 30WPM faster than I did before. You should try it and see! I takes a bit to get used to. But this helped a lot: Dvorak keyboard training - experimental
EDIT: The reason they made QWERTY was that people were typing too fast on typewriters and they were jamming too much.
I use simplified DVORAK, because you can type at insane speeds.
Dvorak Simplified Keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dvorak on an IBM Model M.
I am strongly considering switching to Dvorak now, but this was the last major concern that I had (e.g. Needing to type something real quick on a QWERTY keyboard and looking like an idiot that can barely type ). Do you really retain the ability to "switch" back and forth between both? How long did it take you to make the switch, and has your Qwerty been getting progressively worse since you stopped using it?I don't think I'll ever change from Dvorak. I can still type QWERTY, just not as fast as I used to.