Reply to post: Re: The Cult of the vi Eloi/Moorlock

What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!


Re: The Cult of the vi Eloi/Moorlock

the commonest keyboard in use still has its keys laid out in order to constrain the users speed lest the mechanical parts of almost forgotten typewriters get jammed

According to the QI elves and Wikipedia that is incorrect, QWERTY was designed to increase speed not decrease it (albeit by reducing jams).

Plus has happy coincidence of design of encouraging two handed multi-finger typing which is more efficient than alternatives.

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