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Comment: Re:!speed (Score 4, Informative) 663

by STrinity (#26512883) Attached to: Dvorak Layout Claimed Not Superior To QWERTY

From what I've heard, QWERTY wasn't designed to slow typists down, but rather to try to stop commonly adjacent letters being adjacent on the keyboard.

I think a glance at the top row is enough to disprove that -- qw/wq and yu/uy are the only uncommon two-letter combos, while extremely common ones like we, er/re, rt/tr, io/oi, and ty are present. There are even several common three letter combinations -- wer, tre, ert, rty, and poi. If you expand to include vertically adjacent keys, you'll find even more.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.

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