Hello, this is my first thread, and I hope that it is appropriate in the category. There are two tools that are mainly used to write. The writing utensil and keyboard. I am wondering... Which is faster? A certain form of writing enabled by the writing utensil; or keyboard typing? If a person was to advance in both areas to the fullest. Which one would he or she be able to do faster? Of course there is also the Dvorak keyboard layout, which I read enables the user to type faster, than on a Qwerty layout. Can Dvorak be faster than; say, cursive? Then again there is short hand writing that journalists use, and there are many variations of this. Could this be faster than typing? My main concern is speed. And if every variation is considered; which is the fastest? Please feel free to include other methods you feel are fastest. Can't wait to see the responses, and I hope that this can lead to a great discussion.