Who can touch-type?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Gruug, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Gruug

    Gruug Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 7, 2003
    In other words, who here can type without looking at the screen or keyboard at over a hundred words a minute without making any mistakes? I can, and I am only 14. :wink:
     
  2. Odin

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    Apr 2, 2003
    Nerd..


    oh wait, I also can..
     
  3. Gruug

    Gruug Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Well, considering I was using computers since I was around 4.
     
  4. Lukus

    Lukus Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Never actually timed myself to 100+ words a minute, but I could prolly pull it off as I can type entirely without looking at the screen or keyboard (ie, closing my eyes). You got some software test, or what?
     
  5. Gruug

    Gruug Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Well, yes there are software test thingies, my school has it, but i'm a bit hazy with macs, so my 118 words a min could probably be improved on. But think, the people that can type the fastest in the world can do like 150-170 words a minute...
     
  6. Stone-D

    Stone-D First time out of the vault

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    Sep 18, 2003
    I used to be able to do that when I was still in school. I took a secretarial course specifically for that purpose, abandoning the class(1) when I had what I wanted. I've slowed down somewhat now down to something like 80 WPM - I suspect this is primarily because A) Good_Code != Fast_Output and B) Windows punishes those who would dare like DOS by forcing them to use the mouse for too many things.

    As you leave secretarial courses in the dust of life, you'll be meandered in the debugging tar pit that is the true IT professional's world.


    (1) But not my skirt-wearing classmates.
     
  7. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    I don't know if I can type that fast. Let's see...
     
  8. megatron

    megatron A Smooth-Skin

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    sometime sI ca put i alwayz make spelling msitkaes and stuff
     
  9. Gus

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    Jun 16, 2003
    I can type 100+ words in one minute. The sentenses doesn't make any sence when I do though.
     
  10. welsh

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    Apr 5, 2003
    Smar- I read your posts on RolePlay and I know you make spelling mistakes.

    Not sure what my speed is but I would guess about that. I credit it use of the computer and playing the piano.
     
  11. Odin

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    Apr 2, 2003
    Lemme see, who have uses for 100+ words a minute, oh yeah! Secretaries!
     
  12. Ozrat

    Ozrat Antediluvian as Feck
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    Back in seventh grade I took a computer class and was typing 70+ wpm on the first week! I was special and got a little pin from the teacher to commemorate it :) Nobody else in my grade could do over 60 wpm until the end of eighth grade.

    I'm not sure how fast I type now, but I can assure you that I haven't looked at the keyboard since seventh grade, so that counts for something...

    DOS rules!
     
  13. megatron

    megatron A Smooth-Skin

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    Apr 17, 2003
    It's not that hard to learn, I can type pretty fast and without mistakes (not much grammar though)

    touch typing doesnt seem that important though, if you're typing something why would you need to talk to someone or something unless you wanted to like i dunno...be LOL WOW IM SHOWING OFF LciikL

    touhc typed 2 da maxx
     
  14. KurganFr

    KurganFr Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 21, 2003
    Just stop-watched myself a couple of times: 95 and 102. Touch-typing is easy. If you want a real challenge, try it with your feet! :wink:
     
  15. Gruug

    Gruug Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 7, 2003
    Well let's see welsh, maybe, just maybe, it might have something to do with the fact that I have a broken arm, and my fingers on my right hand do not like trying to traverse the keyboard one handed. That and my keyboard is a european one, and it keeps reverting to european keyboard. Grrrrrr! :twisted:
     
  16. Gruug

    Gruug Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 7, 2003
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    I try with my foot.
    Har har. Yeah, and welsh, as long as what I post is readable, that's the main thing. So what, sometimes I forget the doubble L's and B's and so on, As my dad's friend used to say "It's only spelling, no children are dieing, are they?"
     
  17. SkynetV4

    SkynetV4 Mildly Dipped

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    Let's see...I used to do that in school but now I don't give a rad rat's ass.
     
  18. MadDog

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    May 6, 2003
    I never could touch type until I got the internet. Now I can zip through anything without worrying. Whoo. Try typing while paying attention to something else, like a tv or talking to people next to you. Now THATs a challenge
     
  19. Ugly John

    Ugly John So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    I can type 80 wpm one handed

    but i don't need to, i have a secretary.
     
  20. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Mildly Dipped

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    Apr 3, 2003
    Can I touch-type? Sure, in fact, I'm doing it right now! Zounds, how the modern world keeps improving.

    Just about everyone I know can "touch-type". But let's see them implement capitalization, punctuation, and grammar into it. I blame chatting and acronyms for loosey-goosey replies like: "Lol, u r so rite." Then I see people go out of their way to misspell (ugh, L33T $P3@k).

    Anywho, I just think it's a small sign of changing times. In my mom's days, it wasn't such a trajedy to search and peck for your keys on a typewriter. Now, most kids can type. In seventh grade, I took typing classes (mandatory) and I averaged 100+ WPM (Words Per Minute) while typing dumb sentences like, "Yellow mustard custard dripping from a dead dog's eye." That sentence alone gave me an A+.