Do You Type? When Did You Learn & Where?

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  1. Emma Smith

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    I took two typing courses in high school and a college refresher in my twenties, when trying to find an office job.
    The high school teacher was nice and very strict. I learned a lot in her class that helped me get jobs.
     
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    I taught myself once I became familiar with the machine that appeared one morning that had replaced Mom's sewing machine on the dining room table.

    There were books and lots of blank paper next to it. The book was propped up on a stand like a cookbook would be and it was open. Silly jibberish I thought, as I read on it talked about finger placement on the machine. I was at that machine until it disappeared one morning and the sewing machine never set on the dining room table after that.

    I forgot to mention I was in the 5th grade.
     
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    The main thing that has stuck with me from that book was one sentence. "A cat in the house might eat the ice cream." It helped a lot with remembering finger placement on the keyboard and of course a good memory.
     
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    My dad always said he learned by the "LPC Method".....Look, Peck and Cuss.

    I took a year of typing my freshman year in high school. A room full of clunky old manual machines with no letters on the keys. One clunky electric typewriter that only the teacher's pets could use.

    I thought I would NEVER get the hang of typing, but one day it all clicked and I became a good typist. In my day (and on a computer keyboard), I could exceed 120 wpm with excellent accuracy. The fingers don't move that fast anymore (nor does the brain, unfortunately....)

    I picked up some extra money in college typing papers for guys in the dorm. Very few of them could type back then.
     
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    I like that one. I hadn't heard it before.
     
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    LOL I believe that is the same method my husband was taught !

    It was required that we take a typing class in high school. If I remember correctly it was only for a quarter but everyone had to do it.
     
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    Never learned to type so as evolution goes people like me that use a single finger to peck away at the keys may be the cause of offspring with one finger significantly shorter.
     
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    I don't Hunt and Peck...I Explore and Depress!

    Hal
     
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    Do people learn to type on a computer? I know they can but I know so many younger people who prefer their cellphones because they don't know how to use a keyboard anyhow. Most people I know learned to type on a typewriter rather than on a keyboard. I can't imagine carrying on a conversation and having to search and peck, or taking part in one with someone who isn't using real words.
     
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