Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Final Update on Dvorak

Hello everyone, this is my final update on the Dvorak Series.  On December 26, 2010, I decided to switch to the Dvorak keyboard layout.  You can go read my posts on the progression.

Well, today, I decided to take a typing test, and here are the results:
Yes, you read that right: 103 wpm.  I'm officially up to my QWERTY speed.
Here is a pretty nice log of what I've done since the switch:
Time ElapsedWords Per Minute (WPM)
1 Day5 WPM
5 Days15 WPM
2 Weeks40 WPM
9 Months85 WPM
13 Months103 WPM

You know, it took about 8 or 9 years to reach 100+ wpm with QWERTY.  It took a little over 1 year with Dvorak.  Will this limit be my ceiling?  I doubt it, but I'm pretty happy with this speed at the moment.

I highly encourage using the Dvorak layout, and I'm happy to say it was well worth learning!

That is all!