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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:43 pm
It introduced separated numeric section, separated arrow keys, and the separate row of function keys.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:43 pm
There are special keyboards for professional use in movie studios, design agencies and music studios.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:44 pm
These are called editing keyboards. Keys in such keyboards contain additional information and icons which refer to app or environment the keyboard is used in.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:44 pm
For example, there are keyboards for movie editing software, such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Cheaper and more versatile option is keyboard stickers for apps, which are installed on regular keyboards.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:44 pm
The first man to question the QWERTY layout was August Dvorak, who created and patented his layout in 1936.
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Dvorak layout allegedly incorporate less finger movement which lead to faster typing speed and reduced repetitive strain injuries.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 pm
There is an ongoing debate whether these claims are true or not. While Dvorak layout is still a niche, most of operating systems (including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux) give user the ability to change keyboard layout to Dvorak. Some keyboard decals we talked about earlier can be designed in Dvorak layout. Today, Dvorak is used mainly by geeks, programmers, and typists.
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You don't see them now, but in the 80's and early 90's keyboard computers (computers that fit inside bulky keyboard) was common in people's homes. Commodore 64 and Amiga 500 was notable examples, although they were popular mostly in Europe. In the mid 90's they were dethroned by the PCs.
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Is statistically a woman (typist was and is a strongly feminine occupation). Currently, the official world record is held by Barbara Blackburn (typing in english).
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Unofficially, Sean Wrona set the world record for typing over a minute and 50 minutes intervals. You can see him typing for the record on YouTube.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:46 pm
There is an ongoing debate as to how to measure typing speed, because it depends on language, keyboard layout and the keyboard itself. Many of the fastest typist on earth use Dvorak layout.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:46 pm
The word Typewriter can be typed using only top row on QWERTY keyboards. Some speculate that QWERTY inventor - Christopher Sholes - did that on purpose as a kind of demo back in the 19th century.
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Today we have early adopters in technology gadgets - people that are ahead of rest of us in using a cool, new stuff.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:46 pm
But early adopters were always there. Most notable early adopter of typewriter was Mark Twain, who wrote his Life on the Mississippi in 1883 (although probably he just dictated to the typist).
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One of the early adopter of using computer to write his books was Douglas Adams (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency written on Macintosh in 1987). In contrast, one of the most praised sci-fi writer of all time - Stanislaw Lem, never learned how to use computer.
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Because long periods of typing on regular keyboard can lead to strains and is generally detrimental to your health, ergonomic keyboards were discovered. Usually they feature split-keyboard layout with slightly tilted surfaces to accommodate hand anatomy.

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Another type of ergonomic keyboards are these used by gamers. They can feature additional keys and gizmos that relate to particular game or common games activities.
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Is a famous keyboard shortcut to soft reboot or bring a Close Program dialog on Windows.
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The idea for soft rebooting via keyboard came from David Bradley (IBM). This shortcut was chosen for safety reasons, to avoid accidental trigger
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. Ctrl Alt Del was chosen because it was impossible to hold this combination with one hand on the IBM PC 5150 keyboard.
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