How a Broken Keyboard Improves Vim Skills

I've been reading a series of articles by Dan Prince about why he loves Vim. The second article is about how a broken laptop keyboard forced him to get better at Vim.

One day the left arrow key on my laptop broke. It completely stopped working.

This was at a time when I had projects to finish at work, assignments to write for University and I was attempting to devote time to working on personal projects too.

By the end of the week, I was using the home keys to navigate at my usual speed.

This is a new take on the "why hjkl is awesome" argument, but Dan's posts are well illustrated and should win some beginners over to doing things the hard (right) way.

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