& Dvorak Keyboards!
keyboard layout was
designed by Christopher Sholes in 1868 and was patented by himself in
1874. In the
begining all keys were arranged alphabetically.
he noticed that when
typists type at a faster rate the key would stick or jam. It is
he placed all frequently used keys as far apart from each other to
problem.Thus the QWERTY design was formed to solve the slow
movement of earlier typewriters. It was not designed for today’s use,
touch typing had not been developed at that time.
layout of the keyboard
letters on the home row is arranged as QWERTY. Hence the name QWERTY.
keyboard was patented in
1936 by Dr. August Dvorak, who worked as a professor and educational
psychologist in the University
Dvorak keyboard layout has
got all the vowels and consonants in the home row. These are the
typist uses most frequently. Thus, the DVORAK keyboard layout reduces
distance travelled by the fingers.
vowels and consonants are arranged in
such a way that a fast and accurate typing rythm can be achieved.The
right-hand, left-hand, right-hand and then left-hand. It is called back
forth flow, which makes typing much faster.
QWERTY keyboard the typist’s
fingers has to cover a lot more distance than on a Dvorak keyboard.
if it is very good to use DVORAK
did not become popular. One of the reasons for this was: by the time
designed there were hundreds of thousands of QWERTY
and it would have cost a lot to convert them all to DVORAK.
typists were already familiar with the QWERTY typewriters.
the possibility of
having carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries are
when we use DVORAK.
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