Title text: I'll concede ergonomics anecdotally, but none of the studies of Dvorak were at all rigorous (the most-cited Navy study was overseen by Dvorak himself). And the 'slow typists down' thing is a myth. Also EMACS RULES VI DROOLS WOOOOOOO!
Uncomfortable truths are truths that exist, but no one wants to have to think about.
The first is about Firefly the TV series created by Joss Whedon and canceled by FOX after airing airing the first 13 episodes out-of-order due to poor ratings performance. In Firefly, the main language spoken is Chinese, because apparently between the present day and the events of Firefly Chinese society took over the whole of humanity. However, there are very few actual Asians on-screen.
Dr. August Dvorak introduced the Dvorak keyboard layout in 1936 that is supposed to be far superior to the QWERTY keyboard layout. However, Dvorak has not replaced QWERTY, despite it being "better".
The title text perpetuates the Emacs vs. vi debate.
All comics in the Well series:
- 561: Well
- 568: Well 2
[A sign sits by a well]
Sign: The Uncomfortable Truths Well
[A guy and a girl are lined up for the well; the guy throws a coin in]
Well: For a universe that's supposed to be half Chinese, Firefly sure doesn't have any Asians.
[The guy is gone, a couple arrives behind the girl from the previous pane; the girl throws a coin in]
Well: There's no solid evidence DVORAK's better than QWERTY. The standard histories are urban legends.
[Just the couple remain; the boyfriend throws another coin in]
Well: You've never said "I love you" and meant it. It was always just words.
[The girlfriend now throws in a coin]
Well: You meant it every time.add a comment!