As you might know, the Qwerty keyboard we all used it not known for its efficiency. In fact, it was designed to be inefficient, so that typist would quit jamming the old typewriters when they first came back. It has been only tradition that we have kept this awkward keyboard. There are better designs out there.
Introducing the Dvorak Keyboard:
Apparently, it's pretty easy to learn. It took one group of people 52 hours to get up to the same speed that took 3 years of typing with a Qwerty keyboard. Then again, perhaps those 3 years with a Qwerty keyboard where when they were 5, 6, and 7 years old.
Anyway, you can learn more about the Dvorak keyboard here.