Its true! I can touch type without even looking at the monitor, with an average WPM of 60+ (most people can! Are you most people?), but then sometimes LOVE is not enough.
User productivity increases. Less fatigue – don’t have to worry about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repetitive_strain_injury
Colemak etc are less prone to typos.
& for the sheer thrill in doing something new & rare (btw eight years ago I moved to Linux. No analogy! *Wink*)
Ideally all you need is an OS that understands the layout. All modern operating systems do.
Optionally, if you are like me – feedback is vital.
- Let’s buy that keyboard?
- Maybe those glowing stickers?
- Ah! Just get me a screw driver X(
The red “i” has landed on the home row. Good stuff. Please don’t do that to your laptop. USB keyboard is pretty easy to acquire.
Downside: F & J have moved (if you know what I mean). #anchor #bump #ridges
#3 Next Steps
Q. All said and done – Why is QWERTY still in production?
A. I don’t have to answer that as we all know what will happen if you go to your manager/boss and ask him to sponsor this migration. For him all that’s expected out of you is that you ‘deliver’ – which you are already capable of.
PS: WPM has significantly gone down. But do not worry. #FreshStart
PPS: Yes! I used Colemak to write this post.
Q. How to Switch in Android?
A. Google Keyboard is the answer. Get the app.
Settings — Language & Input — Google Keyboard — Advanced settings — Custom Input Styles — Add style (Currently it supports 6 layouts)
This is definitely cool. Gesture typing is fun.