Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dvorak Programmer

Programming can take its toll on your hands. That is why I switched to Dvorak Programmer keyboard layout. It is hard to change something you have done your whole life.

I have ordered the layout stickers from eBay, as they were very inexpensive. This is the second major change, the first was switching to Linux as my primary work computer a month ago.

I may be a slow typer now, but I can already tell that Dvorak is superior in design.

Statistics on Dvorak :

  • Fingers are on home row 70% of the time, as qwerty is 30%.
  • Home row can spell 5,000 english words
  • Programmers Dvorak has brackets and operational characters easily accessable with out use of the shift key.

Many more statistics at

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