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Dvorak Simplified Keyboard

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Dvorak Simplified Keyboard

Battle of the Keyboards: Dvorak v. QWERTY

The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard was designed to address the problems of inefficiency and fatigue which characterised the QWERTY keyboard layout. The QWERTY layout, introduced in the 1860s, was designed so that successive keystrokes would alternate between sides of the keyboard so as to avoid jamming of the mechanical arms. We know who won the battle ... but how and why?

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