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People Generally Decide Correctly 
20th-Jan-2009 06:09 am
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?
20th-Jan-2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if QWERTY can be compared to Windows. QWERTY, as far as I know, is universal to most if not all computers (discounting cellphones, game systems, etc...). There are some, for very practical reasons or mere personal preference, elect to go with other operating systems...like government or graphics designers. QWERTY has been around for quite some time, and does not have the same practical or technical drawbacks like Windows does.
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