Probably the biggest and most beneficial change is learning a new keyboard layout. Here is some background.
The current layout QWERTY was developed to slow down your typing. Early typewriters would jam because people were typing to fast for it. So thus, the inventor created the QWERTY keyboard.
Fast forward 100+ years. In the age of quad cores, 8GB RAM, multimonitors, iPhones,and GPS, we are still using a keyboard developed back in the dark ages.
Consider this on the keyboard
- Most words you type will allow you to alternate hands. This is by far the most efficient methods
- The most common letters are on the home row
- All the world record for typing are held by DVORAK users.
The proof is in the pudding!!!
Typing is probably the single most popular task that we do on the computer. Thus any benefits will forever change your computing habits.