Re: [NTLK] Newton Screen Test - Take 3

From: Dennis B. Swaney <>
Date: Mon Feb 02 2009 - 11:47:34 EST

Ken Whitcomb wrote:
> It is my understanding that this layout was created to intentionally
> slow down typists finger movements because it was possible to to type
> so fast that the mechanical arms could not retreat out of the path of
> the next arm without having them hit each other. Solve one problem,
> create another! Not that the mechanics that created manual typewriters
> could have seen the advent of electric typewriters let alone computers
> with keyboards.
> On Feb 2, 2009, at 9:43 AM, Dennis B. Swaney wrote:
>> The reason the QWERTY layout is still used is because it is what
>> people
>> have been trained to use for over 100 years.

Which is what was previously mentioned in this thread and WHY people
were trained on it.

Dennis B. Swaney
"Windows is a command-line OS with a GUI shell while Mac System 10 is 
... oh, never mind."
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