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March 12, 2012, at 11:58 AM by OtherMichael - The QWERTY Effect
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!! The QWERTY Effect: The Keyboards Are Changing Our Language!
[[http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/the-qwerty-effect-the-keyboards-are-changing-our-language/254211/|Atlantic magazine article]]
[[http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/qwerty-effect-language/|Wired magazine article]]
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    In their first experiment, the researchers analyzed 1,000-word indexes from English, Spanish and Dutch, comparing their perceived positivity with their location on the QWERTY keyboard. The effect was slight but significant: Right-sided words scored more positively than left-sided words.

    With newer words, the correlation was stronger. When the researchers analyzed words coined after the QWERTY keyboard's invention, they found that right-sided words had more positive associations than left-sided words.

    In another experiment, 800 typists recruited through Amazon.com's Mechanical Turk service rated whether made-up words felt positive or negative. A QWERTY effect also emerged in those words.

    Jasmin cautioned that words' literal meanings almost certainly outweigh their QWERTY-inflected associations, and said the study only shows a correlation rather than clear cause-and-effect. Also, while a typist's left- or right-handedness didn't seem to matter, Jasmin said there's not yet enough data to be certain.
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All the more reason to go with a Dvorak layout!

Question: how much difference does [[https://www.google.com/search?q=split+keyboard|split, ergonomic keyboard]] have?
 
 
February 28, 2012, at 04:37 PM by OtherMichael - added Adam Parrish's oulipo keyboard
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!! Oulipo keyboard
Attach:oulipo_keyboard.jpg
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The Oulipo Keyboard is a commonplace computer keyboard—with a twist. A number keys on the keyboard have been rendered inactive—namely, every vowel key except e.

The Oulipo Keyboard is an example of an interface that NIME theorists John Bowers and Phil Archer might call an “infra-instrument”: an existing instrument that has been broken or restricted. It’s the simplest implementation of a New Interface for Textual Expression. The writer must make tactical adjustments to their writing practices in order to compensate for the unexpected affordances of the interface. The resulting text bears the traces of the interface through which it was realized.
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->([[http://www.decontextualize.com/projects/nite/|source]])
 
 
February 24, 2012, at 10:40 AM by OtherMichael - one-handed
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Wikipedia:Maltron_keyboard
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!! one-handed keyboards
http://www.onehandedkeyboard.com/
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Wikipedia:Maltron_keyboard

found via [[http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2012/02/just-geeking-out-office-creativity.html|DarkRoastedBlend]] which has some additional joke oddities, like keyboard-sandals.
 
 
December 07, 2009, at 09:53 AM by OtherMichael -
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Coding Horror: [[http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001221.html|more on keyboards for Programmers]], primarily pushing the [[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A6PPOK/?tag=codinghorror-20|Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000]]
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Coding Horror: [[http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001221.html|more on keyboards for Programmers]], primarily pushing the [[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A6PPOK/?tag=codinghorror-20|Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000]] UPDATE: I bought one of these in Dec, 2009 -- turns out my touch-typing has been "off" for years; I'm learning all over again... nice keyboard, though....
 
 
April 14, 2009, at 11:10 PM by OtherMichael - 13
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[[http://tinyurl.com/6yeexb|13 strange keyboards]]
 
 
February 19, 2009, at 10:39 AM by OtherMichael - APL charset/keyboard
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[[Wikipedia:APL_(programming_language)#Character_set]] (I need some contextual notes on this)

 
 
February 18, 2009, at 03:00 PM by OtherMichael - child's drawing of the ultimate keyboard
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Attach:childs_drawing_keyboard.jpg
([[http://i.gizmodo.com/5145585/indias-10-sakshat-laptop-announcement-is-a-complete-bust|source]])
 
 
February 10, 2009, at 10:35 AM by OtherMichael - bad working conditions
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[[Wikipedia:Keyboard_(computing)]]
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[[Wikipedia:Keyboard_(computing)|Keyboard (computing)]]
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[=BoingBoing:=] [[http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/09/ghastly-working-cond.html|horrible working conditions for some keyboard-factory employees]]
 
 
February 06, 2009, at 03:58 PM by OtherMichael - close-up shots of a Lisp-machines kybd
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[[http://www.globalnerdy.com/2009/02/05/hacklabtos-lisp-machine-keyboard/|some close-ups]]
 
 
February 02, 2009, at 11:14 AM by OtherMichael - more keyboards for programmers
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Coding Horror: [[http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001221.html|more on keyboards for Programmers]], primarily pushing the [[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A6PPOK/?tag=codinghorror-20|Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000]]
 
 
January 06, 2009, at 08:57 AM by OtherMichael - Keyboards for Programmers
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Stack Overflow: [[http://stackoverflow.com/questions/687/keyboard-for-programmers|Keyboards for Programmers]]
 
 
December 15, 2008, at 09:29 AM by OtherMichael - anchors aweigh
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!! for Space Cadets (aka the Symbolics keyboard)
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!! [[#Symbolics]] for Space Cadets (aka the Symbolics keyboard)
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!! braille
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!! [[#Braille]] braille
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!! Miscellaney
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!! [[#misc]] Miscellaney
 
 
November 18, 2008, at 09:52 AM by OtherMichael - colorful!
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This [[http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001188.html|CodingHorror post on typing]] has a colorful keyboard, pic. Uncredited. must find.....
 
 
September 28, 2008, at 06:50 PM by OtherMichael - semantic links
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(:description input devices:)
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(:description finger-wise input devices:)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_%28computing%29

http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/a3b6f4c5-ae9d-49b6-b6c7-ffdfecfa1f67
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/26fe9b99-c4dc-426e-a6e0-4f5b6fa25cbe
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[[Wikipedia:Keyboard_(computing)]]

[[
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/a3b6f4c5-ae9d-49b6-b6c7-ffdfecfa1f67|thread on typewriters as printers]]
[[http:
//stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/26fe9b99-c4dc-426e-a6e0-4f5b6fa25cbe|thread on the custom-crafted computer cases]] veers off into weird keyboards
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http://ironwork.jp/monkey_farm/computer/pc2.html
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[[http://ironwork.jp/monkey_farm/computer/pc2.html|"steampunk" typewriter-cum-keyboard]] - in Japananese
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltron_keyboard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiclet_keyboard

http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/07/11/tagtype-makes-inputting-kanji-easier/ - lobster-looking kanji thing
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Wikipedia:Maltron_keyboard
Wikipedia:Chiclet_keyboard

[[http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/07/11/tagtype-makes-inputting-kanji-easier/|lobster-looking kanji thing]]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-cadet_keyboard
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Wikipedia:Space-cadet_keyboard
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http://lispm.dyndns.org/news?ID=NEWS-2008-07-27-1 - Symbolics -> Ps2 adapter -> USB adapter. woohoo!
http://jaoswald.wordpress.com/pic-based-symbolics-keyboard-adapter/
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[[http://lispm.dyndns.org/news?ID=NEWS-2008-07-27-1|Symbolics -> Ps2 adapter -> USB adapter. woohoo!]]
[[
http://jaoswald.wordpress.com/pic-based-symbolics-keyboard-adapter/|PIC-based symbolics keyboard adapter]]

Those look SO neat. AND useful....
 
 
July 31, 2008, at 09:10 AM by anonymous - braile quick linke (OLPC related and cross-posted)
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!! braille
need to find out more
http://gabey8.blogspot.com/2007/12/heres-yet-another-example-of-thinking.html
 
 
July 30, 2008, at 10:46 AM by anonymous - more on the symbolics
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!! for Space Cadets
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!! for Space Cadets (aka the Symbolics keyboard)
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http://world.std.com/~jdostale/kbd/SpaceCadet.html
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http://www.asl.dsl.pipex.com/symbolics/photos/IO/index.html
http://www.paulgraham.com/symkey
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http://lispm.dyndns.org/news?ID=NEWS-2008-07-27-1 - Symbolics -> Ps2 adapter -> USB adapter. woohoo!
http://jaoswald.wordpress.com/pic-based-symbolics-keyboard-adapter/

 
 
July 28, 2008, at 10:42 AM by anonymous - chiclets
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiclet_keyboard
 
 
July 28, 2008, at 10:39 AM by anonymous - maltron
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltron_keyboard
 
 
July 19, 2008, at 04:21 PM by OtherMichael - xrefs
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!!Typewriters, and otherwise
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!!Typewriter input, and otherwise
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_%28computing%29

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[[XO.KeyBinding]]

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[[!keyboards]] [[!hardware]] [[!input]] [[!interface]]
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[[!keyboards]] [[!hardware]] [[!input]] [[!interface]]
 
 
July 16, 2008, at 10:45 AM by OtherMichael - kanji
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http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/07/11/tagtype-makes-inputting-kanji-easier/ - lobster-looking kanji thing
 
 
June 06, 2008, at 04:04 PM by OtherMichael - escape key
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[[Attach:SpaceCadet1.jpg|the LISP machine keyboard]] - [[http://world.std.com/~jdostale/kbd/SpaceCadet.html|(source)]]
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photo: [[Attach:SpaceCadet1.jpg|the LISP machine keyboard]] - [[http://world.std.com/~jdostale/kbd/SpaceCadet.html|(source)]]

!! Miscellaney
photo: [[Attach:esc.jpg|escape at the end of the week
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May 28, 2008, at 02:10 PM by OtherMichael - lisp-machine "space cadet" keyboard
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!! for Space Cadets
the multi-bizarre-keyed MIT LISP machine keyboard, in all of its REPL glory:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-cadet_keyboard
http://world.std.com/~jdostale/kbd/SpaceCadet.html

[[Attach:SpaceCadet1.jpg|the LISP machine keyboard]] - [[http://world.std.com/~jdostale/kbd/SpaceCadet.html|(source)]]

 
 
May 27, 2008, at 12:22 PM by OtherMichael -
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!!Typewriters, and otherwise
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/a3b6f4c5-ae9d-49b6-b6c7-ffdfecfa1f67
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/26fe9b99-c4dc-426e-a6e0-4f5b6fa25cbe
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/photos/19bbbf19-648b-4159-ba47-612550e07264
http://ironwork.jp/monkey_farm/computer/pc2.html
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/382b6c1f-8469-4946-9c34-6ea8e98917f2
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/66f6e013-1b2b-401f-9af2-b6da4a55828a
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/7747ddab-6d7f-4edc-96eb-7e6921b906b3
http://stringcanphone.tribe.net/thread/8269f328-ed24-4d57-9c63-5c70870b4925

!! See Also
[[Typewriter]]

!! Tags
[[!keyboards]] [[!hardware]] [[!input]] [[!interface]]