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    News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Still struggling to find keys arranged in the tried-and-trusted QWERTY layout? Here's an alternative that's perfect for txt spk.
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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Must get my eyes tested. Could have sworn the qwerty was in red, ABC in white.


    Edit: No fair! You corrected the article!
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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Urgh, that loook really horrid on the eyes.

    QWERTY has been around so long now, but I suspect too many people have finger-memory for it by now!

    (of course QWERTY was only invented to slow down typists on type writers)
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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Worth buiying just to turn touch typists back into hunt and peckers !
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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    I'm guessing WTF isn't there....

    And surely by having this layout you're just making it harder for these people to use other normal keyboards when they have to work, rest or play.....

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Seen a few keyboard recently with faster layouts....and as much as I would love to type faster (already pretty fast!) I just cannot see myself adjusting after 26 years of using QWERTY.....

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    My personal favourite keyboard to use - is one where the prints worn off the key

    I've not looked at the keys for typing for (mumble mumble) years anyway

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    It's hideous & wrong.

    Much more fun to re-config a user's keyboard layout to Dvorak in control panel
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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Quote Originally Posted by kellyharding View Post
    (of course QWERTY was only invented to slow down typists on type writers)
    Nope - QWERTY was invented to stop the arms that held individual letters from colliding on typewriters. If it slowed anyone down, this was purely a secondary effect.

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Think it was a bit of both of these

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM View Post
    Think it was a bit of both of these
    Not really - if anything, it was supposed to speed typing up, by preventing the number of type-bar clashes (i.e. key-jams).

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Had to look up 3 of those abbreviations (hru, hoas, lbr) :/

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    I can't see anyone over a certain age (16?) buying this.

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    Had to look up 3 of those abbreviations (hru, hoas, lbr) :/
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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM View Post
    Think it was a bit of both of these
    The "slow typists down" thing is complete urban myth. Just a very commonly spread one. One of the reasons QWERTY was adopted was because of its success in speed typing competitions (at no time in history has anyone wanted to actually slow down typists/typing, just reduce errors).

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Wasn't QWERTY something to do with typewriters, typing speed and the hammers (or whatever the term is for the thing with the letters on) getting jammed?

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    Re: News - Fast Finger keyboard swaps out QWERTY for those who know their ABCs

    Quote Originally Posted by aeonf242 View Post
    I'm guessing WTF isn't there....

    And surely by having this layout you're just making it harder for these people to use other normal keyboards when they have to work, rest or play.....
    Yeah I don't think teaching people to type on a non-standard keyboard is a great idea since most other keyboards they come across will be QWERTY and they'll type really slowly on them - it doesn't take long to get used to a 'normal' keyboard layout. If anything people should switch to RSI-preventing layouts or something...

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