Crazy Escape Key Mappings

One of my colleagues asked me about whether jk is a good mapping for escape. I've always used <Esc> for leaving Insert mode, but I don't think it's unreasonable to want to use a key combination that's easier to press.

If you want to try jk, then you need to imap it:

:imap jk <Esc>

Avoid the escape key on the Vim Wiki has lots more examples, including <Space> for entering Insert mode.

Does anyone out there use any alternatives?

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