Who designed keyboards? It would be so much easier to learn typing with 10 fingers if it would be symmetrical, like, have the keys be on top of each other like the numpad, the numpad looks nice, feels nice and it's easy to remember, the rest isn't clearly on top of each other and the indentation isn't the same
B is in the fucking middle

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    @hube you mean those... Fuck, forgot the name... Whatever, but yes

    You'd think people would rather like other layouts, but no, this is still the standard for some reason

    @mrtnrdl I'm very tempted, very very tempted indeed
    But for one, my keyboard wasn't cheap, second, it would make it hard to type on today's standard, right?
    Like, if I don't take the keyboard with my laptop and try typing there

    Or is it actually good for learning?
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    @mrtnrdl ergodox looks like a an abomination though, if I'd get one it's definitely planck
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    It is the standard because by the time technology caught up that it was no longer necessary for a keyboard layout to intentionally slow the typist all the world was familiar with the standard. Guess it is harder to make such a drastic change. QWERTY sucks but trying to learn others can be pretty difficult, well worth it if you can change over
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    I've been thinking about getting some ergodox-ish keyboard lately because of some trouble with my hands. I wish I knew someone who has one so I could just try it before buying.

    Getting one of those would drive my colleagues nuts, which may be just a much a pro as a con ;) They already openly doubt my sanity because I type on dvorak.
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    @wilhelmina I tried to learn Dvorak for a while. It was fun to have the challenge of learning to type again, but in the end I didn't see a real benefit from it, so I completely abandoned it.
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    Who the fuck designed hands! Seriously!
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    @omomthings no one, they are the result of centuries of A/B testing.

    Keyboard have been here for a very short time, I believe a/b testing for this new use is happening now. Sadly, with today's medicine and the lack of "life and death" keyboard issues, this change in the hands to accommodate the keyboard makers is not really a priority.
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