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    Challenged my qwerty friend (Only been a Colemak typist for 2 weeks)

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    • Registered: 19-Jun-2015
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    So last night my friend was giving me crap and saying it's asinine to learn a new keyboard layout while qwerty being the standard.

    I got tired of it and I challenged him to a battle in a week. I'm pretty confident I'll win if I keep practicing for another week.
    I used to type about 65 wpm on qwerty and I'm at about 60 wpm on colemak with 2 weeks of practice. I think he types around 70 or 75 wpm.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share. I'll let you guys know who wins lol.

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    • From: Viken, Norway
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    May the best layout win!

    Sounds brave though. I didn't progress in speed very rapidly, but some do. Best of luck to you at any rate!

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    Yes, let us know how you get on!  I'd be cautious about claiming to be able to type faster than him after only 2-3 weeks though. The advantage of learning a new layout like Colemak is not for an immediate speed increase, but rather to enjoy the benefits of a more efficient and comfortable typing experience for the rest of your life!

    Last edited by stevep99 (06-Jul-2015 10:08:22)

    Using Colemak-DH with Seniply.

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    stevep99 said:

    Yes, let us know how you get on!  I'd be cautious about claiming to be able to type faster than him after only 2-3 weeks though. The advantage of learning a new layout like Colemak is not for an immediate speed increase, but rather to enjoy the benefits of a more efficient and comfortable typing experience for the rest of your life!

    Very true. I've realized that recently, and it is indeed enjoyable.

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    I have been typing Colemak for a bit over a year now, and I still haven't recovered my old QWERTY speed (though I'm plenty fast enough). I do have less RSI, so I've got that going for me, which is good.

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