Obsolete term: touch typing
AnneR at HKUSA.COM
Wed Dec 4 19:50:32 UTC 2002
There still seem to be a lot of people who use the two-fingered "hunt and
peck" method, which was how my typing teacher in high school referred to it.
She warned us that we'd never type faster than 35-40 wpm if we didn't learn
to touch type -- the benchmark to pass a standard typing test (and the
class) was 55 or 60 wpm, I believe.
I've often wondered if they still teach typing in high school (or earlier?)
because there do seem to be a lot of kids who know how -- or maybe they all
learned on Mavis Beacon software!
From: Arnold Zwicky [mailto:zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: Obsolete term: touch typing
allan metcalf asks:
>Maybe there are no two-fingered typists left, to contrast "touch
not entirely true. i am such a two-fingered typist. but then i'm
where and when do people learn touch-typing these days? it does
seem to be pretty much universal among college kids in the u.s.
or at least the ones i see.
arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)
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