Do you hunt and peck when you type or are you a touch typist? I’m a toucher, but not very proficient. My wife is an excellent typist and gets a real kick out of proofreading my stuff because of all the typos. I often forget to spell check and hit publish and then go back and correct things (sometimes).
There’s an interesting post at Freakonomics about the merits of the Dvorak keyboard and the QWERTY keyboard. The Dvorak keyboard was designed to make typing for efficient and replace the QWERTY keyboard which allegedly was created to slow down typists to prevent key jams on manual typewriters.
Sounds like emotions run high.
But then another commenter (saharvetes) linked to this furious letter to the editor that appeared in the next issue of Reason. Randy Cassingham, who wrote the letter, also wrote a book called The Dvorak Keyboard in 1986.
One of the commenters is proficient in both. The old pat your head/rub your stomach deal times ten I would think.