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|For example we inquired at Wang, and were told that they had offered Dvorak for |
years. But it seemed that they didn't have it on their nice new computer; it was on
a prior version, really a minicomputer, requiring a more complicated setup that ...
|I discovered that they don't make a Dvorak disk for the print-wheel typewriters, |
and the element typewriters are too limited for my needs. So I decided to go all
the way to the twentieth century and computerize. Of course I had qualms. I tend
|I like it very well, but it still was not easy. You see, I'm an ornery independent nut |
— it's the way ogres are — and I don't use the standard KWERTY keyboard. I use
Dvorak. Most computer systems have it, and so does this one — but mine is the ...
|Then on Tuesday I started out by cleaning thealgae from the pool,then putting |
Dvorak letters on mydownstairs computer keyboardso I wouldn'thave to keep
carrying my upstairs keyboard down andmaybe dropping it.See, the big lettersare
|Consider the typewriter keyboard: I, being a progressive thinker, use the superior |
Dvorak layout. Most others refuse to change from the designed-to-be- inefficient
QWERTY layout. It would pay the rest of the world to follow my example and ...
|1 use the Dvorak keyboard, which has the vowels on the home row on the left |
side, and the most used consonants on the home row on the right side. It's a
better layout than QWERTY, but it's hard to get on a computer. My wife, who was
|I changed to the new keyboard, with my Dvorak layout pasted on, in Chapter |
Nine, during Chlorine's seduction scene, right after the window fan and before
the ogre eater. So, again, if you notice a change . . . So my life shifted in the
course of ...
|SoIsaved about40% of my writing time,and that was glorious. Atany rate, I |
lostsome time duringthis novel as we shopped for computers and finally found
asystem that could accommodate my Dvorak keyboard, so the matteris worth
|You know, word-processing is hailed as a great boon to writers, but I do more |
actual writing in pencil and on the manual typewriter than anyone I know who is
in word-processing; technology does not substitute for imagination and a Dvorak
|I'm not a fast typist, either, though I use the world's most efficient keyboard, the |
Dvorak Simplified, further modified for my needs; I may be the only writer with the
sense to put the often-used quotation marks on the lowercase shift for added ...