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August Dvorak Simplified Typewriter Videos

I saw these really cool videos over at DVZine and I had to share. These two videos (flash required) are promotional motion pictures written and filmed by August Dvorak, inventor of the Dvorak Simpilifed Keyboard. I'm guessing that these two videos were filmed in the 1940's. There is no sound.

For those who still prefer the QWERTY Standard Keyboard layout for their typing should take a look at these two videos. If you're curious about switching to the Dvorak Simplified layout, I would highly recommend it. After typing on the Dvorak Simplified Layout, my speed has increased from about 70 words per minute to over 100 words per minute. Also, my accuracy on typing has increased by about 15%, accourding to gtypist. At any event, I hope you enjoy these two videos from YouTube found here.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Anonymous using Firefox 2.0.0.5 on Ubuntu | July 21, 2007 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I've been using Dvorak now since the beginning of 2007. This video, although old, made me realize a few more things that I had never thought of.

    The benefits of switching are reaffirmed yet again. Thanks

  2. Anonymous using Safari 419.3 on Mac OS | July 21, 2007 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    When the time comes when laptops shift to dvorak, it won't become mainstream but it won't lose users for sure.

  3. Lynoure Braakman using Konqueror 3.5 on Kubuntu | July 22, 2007 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    I switched to Dvorak about a year ago. No speed increase for me but slightly less strain on the left hand.

  4. Maxo using Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP | July 23, 2007 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    I've been wanting to switch to Dvorak since the day I first heard about it (about four years ago.) I type 80~90 wpm on my QWERTY board with fairly good accuracy.
    My biggest hold back is the fact that just about every other keyboard in the world is QWERTY and using other PCs may become cumbersom.
    Maybe now is the time to bite the bullet and switch.

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