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not knowing how to type

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by maclellan1911, May 5, 2008.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Does not knowing the proper method of typing increase spelling mistakes. I for one am a 2 finger stare at key board type.
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Mac, I think our inability to type properly influences our desires to be able to type in a speedy fashion. It has a negative effect.I found that when I go slower and read what I just typed I make less mistakes. Mike
     
  3. laura!

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    typing with one finger keeps your trigger finger in shape. If you read what your typing while your typing with one finger it replaces the need to do eye finger aerobics. It may even cure flinching. With these great avantages who cares about spelling?
     
  4. mixer

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    "With these great avantages who cares about spelling?" Especially if you're talking about "advantages".


    Eric
     
  5. JBrooks

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    I have been using voice recognition software for about 10 years. Great stuff.
     
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    At our recent 50th year high school reunion, in my bio I stated that the unquestionably, single, most useful knowledge learned and used almost every day of my life since came from Mrs. Molander's typing class in....(gulp).... 1954. Now, kids text message and don't use words - just abbreviations. Best Regards, Ed
     
  7. phirel

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    Ed, you must be very old. I did not take my typing class until 1959. It was a non credit class and was not required, but the English teachers required all of our essays to be typed. I learned on some sort of obsolete machine made by Underwood. These typing machines must now be stored in the same place that slide rulers are housed.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Hahahahaa ... Pat ... I remember using slide rules way up into the '70s!
     
  9. JBrooks

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    MIA,

    I have been using a product called Dragon Naturally Speaking. I have used it to create some very long and complex documents such as SEC and state security filings, business plans, etc.. It allowed me to become much more productive because I no longer had to hand write my documentation, give it to a secretary for typing, and then resubmit it for correction. I'm able to dictate directly onto the computer page and correct as I go. It works in virtually all text boxes such as this one.

    The good news is that the 21st century has room for even you. Why don't you join us?

    JT
     
  10. halfmile

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    I had a typing class in 1956, basic junior year. My marks were marginal.

    I never typed much till I got into internet stuff, and my proficiency increased.

    If you can shoot a shotgun at moving targets with success, youcan type. Get a tutor program, probably will be free stuff online.

    HM
     
  11. Hauxfan

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    Damn, Halfmile, that is about the same time I took my typing, but I graduated in 56. I think we took our typing my freshman year though.
    Like you, since I've been on the Internet, I am much faster now than I was in high school.

    When I started on the Internet, I bought one of those split keyboards from Microsoft. My kids tried to talk me out of it, but they actually are so much easier for me, and I know that is part if not most of the reason for being able to type faster.

    I get on a regular board, and my hands are to close together and it seems like a much smaller board.


    Pat, I remember the old Underwood well. They did get one new electric typewriter in, but I didn't like it, because......lol........the keys were to easy to push........lol........and if you didn't watch out, you had a whole bunch of mistakes in a flash.
     
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    MIA,
    I have likewise been using Dragon Speaking software from the time it first came out, at least 10 years ago. I must be up to version #9 or more by now. It works great for a long writing project, but is a waste of time for threads like this.
     
  13. JBrooks

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    "Get yor soelf a "Mavis Beacon "instructional video and put in about a half hour a day."

    MIA,

    Maybe you should up that to an hour?
     
  14. bigclown

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    It is great to see all the "old-timers" who learned this typing skill. Oh, to Pat Ireland...it is painful feeling the age creeping up on you all the time, but I think it is comical to see the young kids with their noses buried in their cell phones frantically "text messaging". I don't think I would want to be young these days...68 years is young enough. Best Regards, Ed
     
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    the more you type the better you "should" get

    bill
     
  16. scott k

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    the more you type, the more mistakes you make.
     
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    Pat Ireland,

    I store my slide rules and typewriters separately. I don't trust them together anymore. :)

    I can't type and the voice recognition software won't recognize me. I guess I'm out of luck?
     
  18. Mike Michalski

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    Made my living maintaining IBM electric typrwriters from 1965 to 1975. Still type with 2 fingers :)
     
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    I remember sruggling during college to complete typed papers. Even went so far as to pay to have some of it done which was very extreme desperation because that meant no beer money for awhile. Thank goodness for the word processors today! Don't worry about the mistakes, just go back and fix them after you get the thoughts written down. And yes I did take a couple of typing classes but 30 years later I'm still not that skilled on the key board ... my hand writing is even worse.
     
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    I took typing so I could set next to Margaret Surber, she was hot!
     
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