January 20th, 2009


People Generally Decide Correctly

Despite the best efforts of a concerted group of academics over the years, most people type, and want to continue typing, on a keyboard laid out in the classic QWERTY style. "Sure" was the response, "Once the market makes the mistake of selecting an inferior standard, no one wants to escape." "It's just like betamax, and Windows."

What do we find when we actually ask people to experiment?

They iterate their way out of inferior choices. They prefer QWERTY. Many probably prefer Windows. Is everybody shocked?