Please consider signing my petition to the PM: deadline >>18 April 2008<<

Addendum 27Nov2021: Unfortunately, the UK government, in its less-than-infinite wisdom, has changed its petitions website, killing the links that were in this post, so I have removed them. Many thanks to ?Random Raider! member Goldie for the heads-up that allowed me to correct this.

Please consider signing it; I need a minimum of 200 signatures to get an official response from the government, and (obviously) a great many more than that to have any chance of persuading The Powers That Be to encourage a move away from this obsolete QWERTY arrangement.
What really got my goat was seeing television air-time being given to some crowd (the name escapes me) that offer a widget that is aimed at teaching children as young as three (!) how to use the QWERTY layout. There’s only one reason that parents would be persuaded to buy such a device for their little darlings – and that’s because they’re unaware that there is (at least one) alternative to QWERTY.
It’s been known for decades that the QWERTY layout causes unnecessary fatigue – and that was when people learned how to type when they were almost adults. Seems to me to be pretty obvous that if you start people using keyboards with this layout from an earlier age, we’re just asking for even more RSI-type problems in the community in the years to come.
OK, rant over – next stop :D

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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4 Responses to Please consider signing my petition to the PM: deadline >>18 April 2008<<

  1. Polly says:

    Good to see you back – hope you had a good Christmas and New Year. Do you really think qwerty is obsolete – the image of King Canute trying to stop the tide springs to mind (I know his heart wasn’t in it so that could have been his real problem) I’m interested to see how this turns out.  Polly


  2. Links don’t work :/

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