Joshua Lifton: Stenosaurus

The Open Steno Project and Stenosaurus: Evolving an Anachronism to Replace Computer Keyboards

Website: Stenosaurus

Stenography is the fastest and most accurate text entry method currently available, and more ergonomic than standard computer keyboards, yet almost nobody uses it, and for good reason - the necessary equipment has traditionally been incredibly expensive and difficult to learn to use. The Stenosaurus is the latest effort by the Open Steno Project to change that. Come hear about the confluence of reviving a 100-year-old+ technology, open source hardware and software, crowdfunding, and what could replace the dominant human-computer interface.

Josh is a founding member of the Open Steno Project, the original author of the world's first open source stenography software (Plover), creator of the Stenosaurus. He co-founded Crowd Supply, a Portland-based crowdfunding platform for hardware and manufactured products, in order to bring projects like the Stenosaurus to light. .