In August 2012 I began typing with the dvorak keyboard layout. Having heard about it for years and seeing a friend using it at work, I realized how bad my typing skills had been. Something had to be done.
Remember those typing classes you took in middle school? High School? I never entered that classroom. Over the years, I developed my own form of “memorized hunt and peck” that kept me moving pretty slow on the keyboard. It also introduced me to a lot of arm and wrist pain. The major benefit of the Dvorak system is the comfort you feel, not the speed. With this benefit and my lack of touch-type QWERTY skills I began practicing Dvorak. Cold turkey.
- Data Last Updated: 2013-02-05
- Arm Pain: None
- My Record WPM: 76
- Days typing Dvorak (as of above date): 158
The graph (last updated: 2012-02-05) of my progress measured in WPM using Type Fu.