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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 08:37 AM - Thread Starter
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[WSJ]The QWERTY Days Are Almost Over

"Since those early days of the computer revolution, in university classrooms and California garages, the look of our machines has been changing endlessly. Except for the keyboard. You could sit down at just about any computer built in the past 40 years and immediately know how to enter text. That keyboard—nicknamed QWERTY for its first six keys—is the unkillable cockroach of the tech industry."

"Going forward, our fingers may play a role, even if there’s no physical keyboard. But in the long run, today’s text-based interactions may seem as quaint as typing commands in the pre-mouse era. Recently I’ve tried tools that aim to provide more nuanced, more human ways to capture all the ways we communicate, from our words to our movements to our facial expressions. Keyboards helped us communicate in our computers’ language; now computers are learning to speak ours."


It's been so long since I posted a news thread I have forgotten how to quote text from the article. My apologies, OCN.

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Cool concept, but definitely not replacing the keyboard anytime soon.

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Yeah, keyboards aren't going anywhere, not until I can type with my mind. There is no faster form of communication.

I've been using a modified Dvorak layout for a decade now, I highly recommend everyone do a typing heat map analysis and create your own layout that feels best for you.
QWERTY is obsolete but you need to have some proficiency in QWERTY even if you don't use it daily. Kind of like how most people in the world don't speak English natively but are still going to use it from time to time because it's the language of international commerce.
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Cool, but it isn't even news and you can't even read the full article.
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Oh yeah, I'm totally gonna get rid of the keyboard+layout that I've been using for 35 years. I'm thinking next Thursday, right after I take up crossfit and buy a jeep.

I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid... and I went ahead anyway.

If it's not coming out for the PC, it's dead to me.
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I can't think as fast as I type on a qwerty keyboard. Even Elon Musk can't make the keyboard obsolete.

*Warning*: I may have been intoxicated when writing this posting!

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Quote: Originally Posted by BulletSponge View Post
today’s text-based interactions may seem as quaint as typing commands in the pre-mouse era.
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Keyboards helped us communicate in our computers’ language; now computers are learning

It's funny cause the more advanced/skilled you get in general computing, the less GUI you use. You can usually spot someone who is a yee-old master when you look at his desktop and it's running without any graphical desktop environment, straight CLI only. GUI is to humans what WINE is to Linux trying to run Windows software, it's an interpretation layer that helps us understand in our primitive ape like senses. Computers languages are more efficient than human languages/forms of communication with all their nuances. Everything that has moves away from the keyboard, e.g. touch screens, big shiny icon tile UI's, etc is a lot slower and less efficient.

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