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Re: A good charge against free operating systems

Frédéric Aguiard wrote:

> A small sample ? Everybody learns to use a qwerty (or azerty
> for us frenchies) keyboard. Even if this keyboard pattern has
> been especially designed to be counter-productive (it was to
> avoid too fast keystrokes and jams on remingtons). How many
> people show interest in other, most efficient, keyboard
> patterns, like Dvorak's ? Not much, even among those for whom it

"Economists adore a nice case of market failure. The dogged
persistence of the standard typewriter keyboard, held to be a
technological anachronism, is a great favourite. Yet the charges
against QWERTY were long ago disproved."

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