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Touch Typing without looking at key borad? 44 61.11%
Touch Typing but looking at keyboard? 17 23.61%
Two finger typing? 9 12.50%
One finger typing (oh GOD!)? 2 2.78%
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Old 05-20-05, 06:45 PM   #1
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I'd be interested to know who can touch type on these forums. It might explain some of the lazyness that contirbute AOLese here .

(edit: 'touch typing' means proper fingers etc. )

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Old 05-20-05, 06:48 PM   #2
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I'm going to type this message without looking at the screen, and then hit submit before I read it.
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My typing involves a fast hunt-and-peck method using only two fingers... and they just happen to be my middle fingers. It's somewhat prophetic if you think about it.
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I'm not sure mine would be touch type, I don't use the correct fingers, I try to.
And I forget theres a shift key on my right. I'm much better than when I got the computer last july.
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I picked the 'no looking' bit up last year. Its just a breeze a now...i could type all day (not that i'd want to, might get RSI)
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Around 3 years ago i tried this Touch Typing program at school. I got to 84 word per minute, but of course i did a few mistakes. I type around 40-50 wpm without making a mistake.

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I don't type super fast unless it's something that I've typed pretty frequently before.
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I'm self-taught, typing-wise. I don't type the way someone who was "trained" would type. But I can, for instance, read paper and type without looking at the keyboard and I have excellent accuracy. Years and years of practice I guess.
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I can run an adding machine without looking and even the phone, despite the numbers being reversed. Typing with out looking at the keyboard is just beyond me. If I need to retype something from another source, I memorize and type one sentence at a time. Its slow but I get about 35 or 40 w.p.m. that way with few errors.
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Typing? How quaint. Voice recognition baby!
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Taught myself how to touch type in the Army using computers, but I never got the hang of 10 key. I still use the numbers at the top of the keyboard...poorly, at that. Only real problem I have with typing is that sometimes my fingers can't keep up with my brain so it's like the letters are tripping over each other.
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I dont touch type, but i dont look at the keyboard either. I use 4 to 6 fingers to type and it seems to work well. They tried to teach me touch type from the 2nd to 8th grade and it never worked so i gave up on it
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I use two fingers and sometimes my thumb. I am fast and effective this way and cant be bothered learning to properly type.
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Taught myself how to touch type in the Army using computers, but I never got the hang of 10 key. I still use the numbers at the top of the keyboard...poorly, at that. Only real problem I have with typing is that sometimes my fingers can't keep up with my brain so it's like the letters are tripping over each other.
I'm self-taught on old fashioned typewriters as a cadet journalist. And I like that last bit about the letters tripping over each other. Guilty as charged!
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My father's secretary taught us when I was in grade school. I only had basic classes, but I was able to hold onto that for years, and now I can type decently fast. Now that we have computers, I am able to type a lot faster. I hated those clunky typewriters.

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For some reason, I never learned to type properly but I ended up doing it anyway with hands at the right place. I can hit 130wpm in short bursts and sustained 98-100wpm.

The F and J keys are starting to feel like the "clipped in" feeling on my spd's.
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typing, ten key...its all good. I can even text message on my cell without looking.
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Typing? How quaint. Voice recognition baby!
I would get bored talking to myself all day
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I'm self-taught on old fashioned typewriters as a cadet journalist. And I like that last bit about the letters tripping over each other. Guilty as charged!
Thanks for the reminder, Rowan. I didn't mention typewriters(esp. manual) for a reason, y'know. Give ya some strong fingers, tho.... LOL! I just remembered how all the strikers would get stuck in there if you tried to type too fast. Ah, good times....
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I use about 6 fingers to type. It's fast, efficient and I can still look at the screen to see if I misspelled anything. I can't type where you rest your fingers on ASDF, etc. I just learned this way.
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Thanks for the reminder, Rowan. I didn't mention typewriters(esp. manual) for a reason, y'know. Give ya some strong fingers, tho.... LOL! I just remembered how all the strikers would get stuck in there if you tried to type too fast. Ah, good times....

Usless historical trivia: The QWERTY keyboard layout we have on our keyboards today was actually designed to slow typest down because with earlier layouts the mechanisims were more prone to jamming at higher WPM rates
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Y'all need to learn DVORAK...
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Usless historical trivia: The QWERTY keyboard layout we have on our keyboards today was actually designed to slow typest down because with earlier layouts the mechanisims were more prone to jamming at higher WPM rates
My mother can type so fast that she can get the typeball on an IBM Selectric typewriter to eject itself à la Phantasm.
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I used to be able to type 87 words per minute while I was working as a secretary MANY moons ago. Now, I probably average around 50. I've slowed down a bit with my age.....
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I nearly flunked typing class in high school. I was a real screw off and probably couln't type 10 words per minute. Then I got a computer about 7 years ago and now i can probably easily type 50 or 60 wpm.
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