Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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Learning Dvorak

Posted 23 July 2007

I'm finally committing myself to learning the Dvorak keyboard layout. I used gtypist to estimate my WPM using the standard keyboard layout (QWERTY); I'm consistently in the 85 WPM range.

Right now I've only learned the home row on the Dvorak layout. For QWERTY keyboards, the home row is "ASDFG HJKL;", but for Dvorak the layout is "AOEUI DHTNS". My typing speed is just a little above 20 WPM, but it continues to increase each day. I'm probably going to start on the second lesson today.

It's amazing what having the right tool for the job can do!