Why do so many develop an acute and horrible case of aggressive stupidity when it comes to Kaplan? Think, people! You sound like religious bigots or something.
Kaplan works for Microsoft, among other things having made the Keyboard Layout Creator (but not being in charge of what layouts MS chooses to include by a long shot). He has a private blog (which isn't a MS blog by any definition). He's a Unicode guru, has a disability that he's written about, writes well and from the heart and does lots of really cool stuff (if you're a massive nerd who likes that brand of really cool stuff of course) so he's rightly famous in some circles for that; people do get on Wikipedia for that sort of thing. And thanks to some aggressive Colemak nuts bombing his private blog a few years back (sounding pretty much like you guys do now, a la "you're in charge (but he's not), you have to do what we want (but he doesn't) blah blah!" he's wary of aggressive Colemak nuts.
Pipe down guys. Honestly. And do your research properly before spewing swill, or just don't. Think about that you're sullying the name of what you love and making everything a lot more difficult. It's in fact people like you who made Kaplan take an unnecessarily negative stance towards the thing you love – and he is in fact fully entitled to that stance as a person! If you wish to convert him for some reason it certainly won't be by confirming his worst suspicions.
But yeah, it's sad that Colemak doesn't have an entry on Wikipedia. The first attempts ran afoul of some misunderstandings about the "new research rule" or whatever it's called. I'm no expert but it's about posting articles about a new product that isn't established yet, and making new claims. Maybe a new article could succeed now that Colemak is more of an established entity, but it'd have to be made according to the Wikipedia fine print by someone who can keep a level head and not throw out too much evangelizing. Definitely not by shouting and clashing.
Last edited by DreymaR (13-Feb-2015 06:27:03)