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Old February 21st, 2017, 05:06 PM
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This is what I was about to say. Chorded keyboards go way back to early experiments in the 1970s - they were available as an option for the Xerox Alto workstation. There are some ergonomic advantages to them, as you can hold the keyboard in your hand, and operate it with just one hand.

You can actually still get chorded keyboards for one handed applications1 (or could within living memory), although the idea never really caught on in the mainstream.

1 Stop it at once you filthy minded degenerate.
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