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    Not toooo long ago, VERY few peeps could type (especially males).

    That has been changed dramatically by computers.

    I had some experience writing progs on old computers and using them for my life-long hobby.

    Then I had a long time live in girly friend who had done a business degree and was a typing teacher. This quickly moved on to word processors and then computers. She was VERY good (and with a keyboard).

    She told me that a good sign of improvement was operators making single-pair letters reversals. I.e. adn for and teh for the.

    Recently I seem to be doing it all the time.
    I only have one vice…I lie.
     
     

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    I do teh quite a bit, always try to read before I hit post
    We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”
     
     

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    My Mum was trained years ago as a typist , she used to take down dictation in shorthand . She still takes great delight in telling me and anyone else who declares that they can type , that they ARE NOT typists , they have keyboard skills .
     
     

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    I'm sure a lot of people don't have keyboard 'skills' just able to bang on a key and watch a screen!
    We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”
     
     

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    my other half is a good touch typist, ie: she can read a paper page or listen via earphones while typing it out without looking at the screen or keyboard.
    puts me to shame as after 25 years in I.T i still only 2 finger type although sometimes on a good day its 4 lol
     
     

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    I am the same work in I.T. and only 2 finger typing.... tooooo old to retrain to touch type.
     
     

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    I type with one index finger apart from I always use my thumb to poke the space bar, it's always worked for me so il not be relearning. I only use the iPad nowadays but I was the same when I used the laptop. If it works it don't need fixing .
     
     

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    My forté was in numbers - touching 60 wpm.

    Has anyone notices the differing layouts ?

    Computer et al = 789-456-123

    whiilst 'phone et al = 123-456-789
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    The flying fingers write and having written, they move on.
    I only have one vice…I lie.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burbler View Post
    The flying fingers write and having written, they move on.
    Now don't go getting religious on here
    We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”
     
     

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