Yep. The title is accurate I totally destroyed my productivity in a very quick manner.
I searched for this phrase in Google:
How to change to Dvorak keyboard
Why would I do such a thing?
It started with the Tim Ferris podcast – it was Episode 61 – with Matt Mullenweg.
I honestly didn’t know who Matt was before the show… it turns out he holds some remarkable distinctions like being one of:
- PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web
- Inc.com’s 30 under 30
- Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web
Mr. Mullenweg is the founder of WordPress and the CEO Automattic. That is pretty impressive, to say the least…
The show was great so have a listen (there is a link below). Matt comes off like a pretty normal dude even though I feel like he just can’t be considering how much he’s accomplished.
That sort of effort and determination doesn’t seem to be common in normal dudes.
As the episode moves along it does become apparent that Matt does have some quirks. One of them is this Dvorak keyboard–the topic of this post…
I agreed with Matt’s reasoning around why he types in Dvorak and I talk about that in the video below.
If you want to improve your productivity, read this post on multitasking.
- Tim Ferris podcast
- Episode 61 with Matt Mullenweg
- dvzine.org is the site that is mentioned and it’s the one that convinced me even more that I should convert.
- Dvorak on Wikipedia
- Dvorak Lessons – I used this web-based tutor for a 2 – 3 weeks. It gets you familiar with the keyboard layout, but the words are really long and generally uncommon.
- Typing Speed Tests – This is where I practice now since the text is way more realistic.
- Matt Mullenweg’s personal blog with the super cool domain, ma.tt.