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Is it time to end our love affair with the QWERTY keyboard?

Master Moose (1243274) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Master Moose (1243274) writes "Brisbane-based entrepreneur John Lambie currently has in beta an alternative to what he calls the "dysfunctional" QWERTY keyboard.

Given the way the world is abandoning their keyboards for smartphones he sees now as the perfect time to introduce a new layout.

He calls his new keyboard Dextr and believes it is the natural progression from using a number pad to enter text — This is especially so in developing countries where users have not grown up with QWERTYs on thier phones.

While he is not the first to ever propose an alternate or alphabetical keyboard — Are we locked into QWERTY for familiarities sake, or as we shift to smaller, more mobile and new devices, is Mr Lambie's project coming at the right time?"

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Mobile vs Desktop (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 2 years ago | (#40609569)

Given the way the world is abandoning their keyboards for smartphones he sees now as the perfect time to introduce a new layout.

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No (1)

schwit1 (797399) | more than 2 years ago | (#40609891)

QWERTY works. And as all mobile devices still have either physical or screen keyboards how is this the time to change?

Re:No (1)

TemplePilot (2035400) | more than 2 years ago | (#40610055)

I agree QWERTY works. I have no desire to change at this point. My fingers know where the keys are without having to be told. Do not disturb my wa with some newfangled keyboard thingy-ma-jiggy.
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