I'll take that post above and add somewhat of a corollary with the idea that what we've been using and how we've been doing things with it might not be the best possible way of getting things done by saying one "word" of sorts:QWERTY
The QWERTY keyboard layout was created with the specific intention of making typing difficult
so people would not
be able to type fast(er) - in the times of the original mechanical typewriters by IBM and Remington and the like, the metal hammers that actually impacted/imprinted the letters onto the paper (by hitting the ribbon, etc) could get jammed if you typed too fast. The hardware literally had a "buffer" of sorts that couldn't handle the hammers more than 1 at a time soooo...
The QWERTY layout came into being when a study was done to find out "Ok, we spend more time fixing typing machine jams than actually typing, and productivity is absolute crap because of it, we have to find a better way to do things
" and someone thought it would be ok to design a keyboard layout with letters in the most inefficient ways possible to slow people down. "Let's make it hard to type, that'll work..." was the idea and it's stuck for over 130 years now.
Funny thing for me and many others is that if we test ourselves we can get pretty high speeds on QWERTY after using them for so long. I can manage about 115 wpm on a good day, with a typical speed of about 80-90 which is about what I'm at banging this post out right now. But... if I switch to Dvorak and give myself and my hands about 2-4 days to adjust and adapt, I can bang out 180-200 or more words per minute without much trouble at all.The way things have always been done is rarely the actual best way to get them done, and when a new idea comes along, people don't like change and will resist it with every fiber of their being until, after some experience, they can learn that yes it's possible to change, and with change comes potential.
Like it, don't like it, doesn't matter. Change is coming, is already here, and it's got no intentions of stopping anytime soon."IMPROVISE, ADAPT, OVERCOME!"
- Gunny Highway, "Heartbreak Ridge"