Caleb Cushing's Blog

dvorak vs manufacturer’s

The Dvorak Keyboard is supposedly better than the qwerty keyboard.

Theoritically all you have to do is change the keyboard layout in your OS and then pop the keys off your keyboard and re-arrange them (technically the second step isn’t required but nicer). However all the keyboards I’ve seen attache the F and the J differently (they also have the home row bumps). Why do they attach them differently? why does it matter to them? is that really needed? I know it isn’t anything functional. Do they really have an interest in keeping us from swithching?


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