Journal: News & Comment

Saturday, May 15, 2004
# 12:07:00 AM:

Links of interest (2004-04-15):

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  • "...the [original Dvorak vs. QWERTY keyboard] experiments were conducted by one Lieutenant-Commander August Dvorak, the navy's top time-and-motion man, and owner of the Dvorak layout patent. [But] in 1956 a carefully designed study by the General Services Administration found that QWERTY typists were about as fast as Dvorak typists, or faster."

  • "[Karl] Lagerfeld has converted his collection of 60,000 compact discs to a unique iPod storage system, according to a recent report in Womens Wear Daily. Lagerfeld keeps most of the [40] iPods [he owns] scattered around his various homes, which, in turn, are scattered around the globe."

  • "I've taken the $535 that Movable Type would have cost me, and I've donated it to the WordPress developers."

  • "The fact that it was free up until now is largely irrelevant."


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