Firstly sorry for not managing to use follow-ups correctly, but the news system here
is really flaky and wont allow posting(!).
>>Someone asked me if there was a mailing list for dvorak keyboards when he
>>saw my signature. I didn't know of one, so I have asked a friend to make
>>a mailing list for "Alternative Keyboards" in general. So if you use,
>>want to know about or have questions regarding any non-qwerty keyboard,
>>please feel free to join the list.
>Well, if you'd read the FAQ, you'd know there are a number of them, including
>rsi-east, sorehand, and c+health. Much as I like spreading the "gospel"
>of alternative keyboards, I think we've got enough forums for the discussion.
>(anybody have any human-factors comments about people not reading FAQ's?)
alternative keyboards to aliviate and prevent injuries such as RSI and CTS.
There currently doesn't seem to be any forum for the *design* of keyboards
both technologically and for the "best" layouts. e.g. chording tables/stratagies,
how to make curved keyboards, electrical interface to pc/mac/sun/et.al., how
much faster dvorak really is than qwerty flame wars etc...etc...
p.s. Your FAQ is really good, but deals only with available equipment not with
the design of new stuff. (any human-factors comments about people not fully
understanding close but distinct mailing list dicussion areas ;-)
^^^ BIG SMILEY