these days, when seeing so so many whizbang ergonomic mechanical keyboard out there, now i'm more daring in thinking that any keyboard that's traditional PC shape is idiocy of the idiocy.
have you seen geekhack or deskthority? There, is where keyboard creatures live… drilling down every detail on keyboard, makers history, electronic schemas, molding of key plastics, key cap shape design schemas, with a million photos and drawing boards.
yesterday i was reading this http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62444.0
though, typical of hackers, usually they are lame on keybinding. In fact, you don't find much info about keybinding layout anywhere on the web. All you EVER hear about keybinding, is emacs vs vi, and Swap Caps Lock and Control.
in my study of keyboarding, one surprise is that, a programer typically type more keybinding than letter input 〔➤ Emacs's Command Frequency Statistics〕
So, this means, Qwerty vs Dvorak vs Colemak vs NEO… key layout is less important for programers. It's the command keybinding layout that whacks your hand.
thanks to Jon Snader for inspiration.