On first look, it was closed because it's a new layout which would be simply stupid. On second thought however, maybe it made claims that were hard to swallow given its status as newcomer?
Someone should really write up a new article. Make sure it's well balanced and carefully worded, not evangelising. That'd be useful.
Maybe there should be a thread where for reviews and evaluations independent of Shai should be collected. That seems to be the main problem. That and the rather bizarre comments by the editors that seemed to expect it to be an overnight success just because it was mentioned on slashdot as if that was something high profile.
Having only very recently given any attention to alternative layouts, my impression is that there seems to be a great deal of hostile skepticism out there to a new keyboard layout and maybe with good reason given some of the proposals out there floating around and the fact of Dvorak's long spotty record. I don't know if I would have adopted it if it hadn't turned out to be so easy to have it on a mac and to have the confidence of easily flipping back and forth between it and Qwerty.
Maybe in another year.
Last edited by keyboard samurai (12-Feb-2007 15:50:28)