I’ve Given Up on QWERTY

If you hadn’t noticed a Colemak-sized bomb dropped on my blog and slowed down my rate of posting. That’s OK though. Today was a turning point in my alternative keyboard adventure. I realized that I’ve given up on QWERTY. I fired up the Windows OS in a virtual machine and started typing gibberish into the IE9 address bar because, of course I hadn’t switched the keyboard layout there and I was instinctively typing using the Colemak layout. It was annoying as hell. So now I have Colemak installed there too. I’m done with QWERTY. I may only be typing 40wpm now and won’t suddenly get over 100 just because I switched layouts but once you realize how silly the QWERTY layout is you just have to do something about it. It took me a year to do that something but I did it. It feels good!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go feel bad about how long it took me to type this post. πŸ™‚

4 responses to “I’ve Given Up on QWERTY”

  1. I have 20+ years of bad habits that still has me typing using no more than 4 fingers on both hands. It prepared me well for phone texting.

  2. haha! love this! i have an interesting concept that i should share with you about alternative layouts.

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  4. Really? :O I think qwerty rocks. The alphabets may have been awkwardly laid out but years of practice has made us — or least me — master of it. πŸ˜€ My current speed is somewhere between 65 to 70 wpm and I’m okay with that. I’m not a typist anyway. πŸ˜€ And when blogging, this speed is more than enough. I suppose the same applies when coding as well.

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