My brother Jan became hooked on the Dvorak keyboard layout years ago and has praised it sky-high. It seems smarter than the regular Qwerty keyboard layout, but it’s not being used for reasons of tradition: Qwerty has been the industry for a hundred years, who cares if it’s really impractical? The users will learn to deal with it. Besides, Qwerty is the default on every device out there, and the whole world has already struggled to learn ten-finger typing on it.
So why switch? One has to learn something first, but it might as well be something smart. That’s why. Continue reading ‘Here’s a Danish Dvorak layout’
I recently switched from a Psion to a Windows PDA, and I’m beginning to regret it (except for the gained experience). As it turns out, my fears and objections against Windows Mobile are mostly true: Continue reading ‘Time for an old brain’
As I’ve written before, I switched from my Psion to a PDA-phone. Such an all-in-one device is useful, but I had not realized one result of this: While I’m holding my phone to the ear, I can’t access my PDA! Try checking your calendar while on the phone… oops.
Of course, this is exactly why I have a Bluetooth headset, and when I use that, there’s no problem. Except that the PDA’s Bluetooth radio seems rather poor; the other party hears me through static noise much of the time. What good is a quality headset if the PDA can’t cope?