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    This is why I hate Swype, despite my friends constantly asking me why I don’t use it: it’s faster for me to type with two thumbs than it is to slide my finger across the screen.

    I would love to figure out how to reconfigure my keyboard to support one of these new layouts.

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      I think the author would love Keybee. It’s a hexagonal keyboard where letters are arranged by popular n-grams. “the,” “ing,” “air,” are close together, for example. I’ve used it for almost a year and type much faster than I ever did with QWERTY.

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        great post, I wonder what other mundane things could be heavily optimized like this.

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          It’s like Dvorak for the age of virtual keyboards.