How I destroyed my productivity in under 5 minutes…Featuring the Dvorak Keyboard


If you want to improve your productivity, read this post on multitasking.

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
  •’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.

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2 comments… add one
  • Hi Doug,

    Just wondering, are you still using the Dvorak now and if so has your typing speed improved?

    Was it worth the struggle?

    • I am still on Dvorak! It’s about the same speed but I want to dedicate more time to speed up and get better.

      Yes, I move my fingers way less so it better for the joints in the long term.

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