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Old 12-08-2018, 06:16 PM   #16
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I too took typing in HS and I'm glad I did. I didn't like the teacher but who cares? I learned how to type. Lenny makes fun of me when we're in the same room and I'm online. He'll just look at me and pretend to type on his keyboard as fast as I do and as he does that, I just look at him and keep typing. I think it use to amaze him I could do that - keep typing while I'm looking everywhere but at the keyboard.

Abby knows how to type too on her computer and I don't know now if it's because when she was younger, I bought her a typing program or if they did stuff in school with her too. She's lucky though in that she can type quickly on either a regular keyboard or her touch screen keyboard on the iPad. I struggle with the on screen keyboards and prefer the real thing (so I bought a keyboard case for my iPad).
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Lenny makes fun of me when we're in the same room and I'm online. He'll just look at me and pretend to type on his keyboard as fast as I do and as he does that, I just look at him and keep typing. I think it use to amaze him I could do that - keep typing while I'm looking everywhere but at the keyboard.
I've had that experience as well!
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In high school. Took "Typing" and also took an office block program for office work.

The "quick brown fox" phrase was one that used all of the alphabet keys, I think.

I, too, prefer a real keyboard rather than the touch screen keyboard and also have purchased keyboards for my ipad or tablets!

I also do touch for the larger calculators. I learned in school and never lost the ability to fly though a list of numbers. Really bothers people when I can add numbers, talk and never look at the numbers on the calculator!
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I took a typing class in High School, touch typing is probably the most useful thing I learned then and one of the few things from High School I actually still use. It is a shame the High Schools no longer offer the class (at least here at DD's High School).
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I took a typing class in High School, touch typing is probably the most useful thing I learned then and one of the few things from High School I actually still use. It is a shame the High Schools no longer offer the class (at least here at DD's High School).
That is a shame.
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I took a typing class in 9th grade and I don't think I learned very well! I type with 2 fingers and cannot not look elsewhere as I am typing. I can type fast too, well...not that fast....lol. Both my boys can type way better than me. Whew!
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It was part of a business class I took in high school. Touch Type is the only way for me!
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I also do touch for the larger calculators. I learned in school and never lost the ability to fly though a list of numbers. Really bothers people when I can add numbers, talk and never look at the numbers on the calculator!
Me too on this - I didn't even think of it although I am going to ask, are you using a calculator or an adding machine? There is a difference. I think mom and I are the only two working downstairs at the station that not only know how to use the adding machine, we don't look at the numbers either when we do. The kids we hire always call it a calculator, which it is not, and then they have no idea how to use it. I like adding machines and actually have one on my desk at home too for when I do bills.
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It was part of a business class I took in high school. Touch Type is the only way for me!
Oh my goodness, me too! I couldn't imagine not being able to touch type...
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I rebelled, in a minor way, my senior year in high school. I was taking band and college prep courses and never had room in my schedule for an elective.

So I took Typing instead of Physics--turned out to be the most massively useful class I've ever taken!

Then in college, in a Reporting class, the professor insisted we learn and practice composing on the typewriters. Prior to this, I'd been writing stuff longhand and then typing it up!

From then on, it was easy. I'd do research early, then start typing reports at 11 pm the night before they were due (mind you, this is on a manual typewriter without an "erase" function!), turn in the first draft, and get an A.

Yup, I'd be much slower had I not taken both those classes.
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I rebelled, in a minor way, my senior year in high school. I was taking band and college prep courses and never had room in my schedule for an elective.

So I took Typing instead of Physics--turned out to be the most massively useful class I've ever taken!

Then in college, in a Reporting class, the professor insisted we learn and practice composing on the typewriters. Prior to this, I'd been writing stuff longhand and then typing it up!

From then on, it was easy. I'd do research early, then start typing reports at 11 pm the night before they were due (mind you, this is on a manual typewriter without an "erase" function!), turn in the first draft, and get an A.

Yup, I'd be much slower had I not taken both those classes.
What a great story Ginger!
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