[Air-L] Qwerty Call for paper

Denise N. Rall denrall at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 3 23:47:25 PDT 2007


Dear Beatrice -

The QWERTY problem was refuted as slowing down typing
as the Dvorak keyboard was shown to increase results
on a keyboard designed by Dvorak himself and was not
independently tested, see

David, P. A. 1985. Clio and the economics of QWERTY.
American Economic Review Proceedings, 75(2), 332-336.

Cheers, Denise




--- "Jose P. Zagal" <jp at cc.gatech.edu> wrote:

> "To counter this, the keys were displayed in random
> order and typing 
> speeds accordingly slowed down. "
> 
> Not that it matters for your point, but my
> understanding is that the 
> keys were not assigned randomly, rather they were
> organized according to 
> the statistical frequencies of adjacent letters in
> English. The goal was 
> to minimize the probability of using two keys that
> were linked to 
> adjacent hammers. (thus easily becoming entangled).
> 
> Jose Z
> 
> 
> Beatrice Ligorio wrote:
> > QWERTY Journal of technology, culture, and
> education  Call for Papers
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Qwerty is the commonly accepted name for the
> computer keyboard, comprising 
> > the first six letters of its top row. When
> typewriters were first 
> > introduced, the keys were arranged in alphabetical
> order. However this order 
> > meant that people typed too quickly such that the
> keys soon became 
> > entangled. To counter this, the keys were
> displayed in random order and 
> > typing speeds accordingly slowed down. In later
> years, despite the fact that 
> > the problem of speed had been completely overcome,
> the keyboard retained its 
> > random order. In our view, this represents an
> excellent metaphor for the 
> > entanglement of culture and technological tools.
> >
> >
> > The journal is a publication of the CKBG. Read
> more on the website: 
> > www.ckbg.org
> >
> >
> > Accepted articles may concern research, reviews,
> educational experiences and 
> > practices, theory on topics such as:
> >
> >
> >
> > - theories and models on the use of new
> technologies in training contexts;
> >
> > - online training environments;
> >
> > - learning models on the net;
> >
> > - distance learning, e-learning, blended
> e-learning;
> >
> > - analysis protocols for web forum interactions;
> >
> > - methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis
> in the learning 
> > environment experimentation ;
> >
> > - intersubjectivity on the net;
> >
> > - technology to support collaborative projects
> amongst schools;
> >
> > - collaborative learning through and in online
> environments;
> >
> > - social and communicational aspects of the net;
> >
> > - digital identities;
> >
> > - virtual reality;
> >
> > - artefacts within activity systems,
> >
> > - new genres of communication and texts produced
> by technology;
> >
> > - psychological, semiotic, and social aspects of
> technology innovation;
> >
> > - technology to preserve and valorise the cultural
> patrimony;
> >
> > - new media;
> >
> > - off-line effects of online interactions and
> activities.
> >
> >
> >
> > Other related topics will be also welcomed.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > NORMS FOR AUTHORS
> >
> >
> >
> > Articles in Italian, English, and French will be
> accepted.
> >
> >
> >
> > Manuscripts should follow the APA style.
> >
> > Full manuscripts should be sent to the following
> email address: 
> > qwerty at progedit.com
> >
> >
> >
> > Submissions for 2008 are required by 31st January
> 2008, however manuscripts 
> > and proposals for special issues are welcomed
> throughout the year.
> >
> >
> >
> > Further information is available at: www.ckbg.org
> >
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Denise N. Rall, PhD
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