QWERTY and otherwise

Just for kicks, has anyone ever used a non-QWERTY keyboard setup? I heard the speed typing record holder used devorak

I gotta find a copy of ";Mario Teaches Typing"; somewhere :)
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When I first found out that you can use voice commands for most thing in mac os x, I was really excited for like a week, then I discovered that 1) I get sick of talking all the time and 2) I look like an idiot in public :)

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How many weird looks did you get in public?  lol  But I agree, after teaching all day and talking, I'm tired of talking.  So why would I want to come home and talk to my computer.  :)
That machine that Stephen Hawking uses seems like it'd solve the typing/talking dilemma.
Seems to me that the computer world is going more toward dehumanizing things, so I suspect typing is going to be in for a long long time. Plus, I can type faster than I can talk comfortably.

When I first found out that you can use voice commands for most thing in mac os x, I was really excited for like a week, then I discovered that 1) I get sick of talking all the time and 2) I look like an idiot in public :)

BTW: I like this from the video above ";the first part of recognition is ";wreck"; as in ";TRAIN-WRECK!!"; Wow..... go news dude, go....
Indeed I remember that - epic fail if there ever was one.

One of these days. Apple will figure it out figure :-) or at least the right way to do it.
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I have always thought that the fact that dictation software is not more mainstream is pretty odd, considering the advances that have been made in voice recognition research. I know most computers come with it as an option, but that seems like a feature that more computer makers would focus on and plug.
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Different people have tried for years, and while it's getting better it's still not ready for mainstream use.

This comes to mind: http://www.break.com/index/microsoft_test_fails.html
I have always thought that the fact that dictation software is not more mainstream is pretty odd, considering the advances that have been made in voice recognition research. I know most computers come with it as an option, but that seems like a feature that more computer makers would focus on and plug.

Oh well, back to my measly 54 words a minute...
Isn't the reason we even HAVE qwerty keyboards is to purposely slow the typing down? So the machanical parts of the typewriter could keep up?
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