Touche' ... as far as keyboard layout, I have no clue but I'm so used to the rediculous QWERTY, that I doubt I'll be able to switch. One thing I don't understand is why the techniques we have for typing thing quickly on cel-phones isn't slowly showing up on PCs. I mean it shouldn't be too hard to start guessing words and auto-correcting as you type ... especially if you have you analyze the entire sentence all at once. MS Word does it to some extent but I would have expected that by now such a thing would be a lot more common.
Openoffice does that guessing too.