Does anyone else think that standard advice about finger positioning is designed for people with far longer pinkies than humans actually have?

For example, I'm starting to think that a QWERTY layout (with the normal asdf home row) would be more comfortable if the outer keys were shifted down like in the picture.

Do you feel the same? Or do I just have freakishly short pinkies? Or am I just somehow holding it wrong?

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> I'm starting to think that a QWERTY layout (with the normal asdf home row) would be more comfortable if the outer keys were shifted down like in the picture.…Or am I just somehow holding it wrong?

After a bit more experimentation and reading, I've concluded that "you're holding it wrong" *was* the correct answer in this case.

Specifically, I think I've been placing my keyboard ~8 inches too far forward, which changed the angles involved just enough to throw my pinkies out of alignment

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