Learning Dvorak – Day 1

learning dvorak - photo of old typewriter

I decided to do something. I’m going to learn to type with the Dvorak keyboard layout. People say it’s easier and that they can type faster with it. I hit about 60-70 wpm on the QWERTY keyboard and that seems to be as fast as my fingers can move. So I’m curious if I can go faster on Dvorak or not. It’s an experiment.

I also own/program a website that has typing tests and typing lessons. So another motivation to learn Dvorak is to see how it would fit in with the website. I think there is enough interest in Dvorak to justify adding lessons for it, but do they need to be totally new lessons – or will just an extra keyboard image be enough?

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Karen Freeman-Smith lives near Portland, OR with her partner, two grown children (in and out of the basement), and a cat named Shiva. Karen maintains two personal websites as well as several topical websites about: Programming, Web Development, Foreign Languages, International Students, Fiction Writing, and Typing.

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