Can You Type? Or Are You the One Finger Person..........

Can You Type - tryin to figure out the keyboard
@kiwidipa (2854)
United States
November 1, 2006 6:18pm CST
I sit and watch my dad look down at the keyboard and kinda feel sorry for him, but a part of me just laughs thinking that would suk not to know how to type............. What about all of you?
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202 responses
• United States
2 Nov 06
I actually type, as a matter of fact, my nephew has quite a time when he comes for a visit and wants to use my computer, since the letters have pretty much all worn off the keys.. (or at least all the most frequently used ones)
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@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
2 Nov 06
ha, how old is your nephew, i can't imagine straining at the keyboard
• United States
2 Nov 06
My nephew is a grown man..lol.. late 20's I think... he is a good boy, and he just makes a face and tries to remember where the letters were.
• United States
2 Nov 06
My nephew is a grown man..lol.. late 20's I think... he is a good boy, and he just makes a face and tries to remember where the letters were.
• United States
2 Nov 06
I am actually pretty good at typing. NOT perfect. But mostly good. See all this and only looked at the keyboard once, and backspaced 2 times.
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@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
lol, thanks for the info on the back spaces, that made me laugh
@stori1 (331)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I am a 46 year old woman. If I didn't look at the key board I don't know what this reponse would say. That's bad because I took a typing class in high school and in college. I admit I looked thru your responses before I decided to answer. I needed to know how much of a fool I'd look like telling you I can't type without looking at the keys but what the heck I'm being honest
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@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
lol, that made me laugh. N because you were honest and researched through the answers so you wouldn't become a fool(although you wouldn't of anyways) you WIN BEST RESPONSE!!
@timmeh0910 (1169)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I can actually type, I've had classes in typing however tho.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
2 Nov 06
i imagine most are here can type at least a little, i know my brother has been practicing and he enjoys the computer more
• United States
2 Nov 06
I do a little of both
@helita (10)
• Ethiopia
2 Nov 06
oh i have a problem of typing, i am tired of it,i am faster when i write single fingered but i hate to be like that.........
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@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
2 Nov 06
yes, i can type pretty well and pretty fast, too. i guess having taken piano lessons helped me a lot -- made my fingers flexible and enabled me to get around the keys rather comfortably.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
2 Nov 06
that's something i would love to learn how to do is play the piano, my fingers aren't as quick as they used to be but i would have a go at it n e ways
• Philippines
2 Nov 06
wonderful! i've had no regrets. for one, it really helped develop my typing skills. i don't have to look at the keyboard anymore, so that really saves me time.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
5 Nov 06
that's interesting that it helped you with typing
• United States
2 Nov 06
Yes I can type but sometimes I catch myself looking at the keys and I really don't know why. I learned how to type in high school but now that I am out I see that I do look down a lot more.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
2 Nov 06
yea, me too, the only thing i never learned was the numbers, so i use the ones at the top instead of the number pad
• United States
3 Nov 06
I learned in school too, but I stil find myself looking at the keys sometimes and I even type with one finger ever now and then. It drives me crazy to that. lol Now my husband is a one finger typer and he can never find the keys. I want to just type it for him. It makes him mad so I have to do other things while he is on.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
5 Nov 06
yes, it does tend to get annoying sometimes watching them struggle
• Philippines
2 Nov 06
Yes, I can type using touch typing.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
what is touch typing. does that just mean without looking at the board
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
what is touch typing. does that just mean without looking at the board
• Pakistan
2 Nov 06
typist - typist
i can type with a speed of 25 WPM
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
2 Nov 06
that will definitely help out here huh
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
2 Nov 06
that will definitely help out here huh
@ahrdwrkr (690)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I'm okay....I'm about 69wpm.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
lol, that's pretty good!!! okay, you are modest
@raeqin (415)
• China
2 Nov 06
Yes,I can type without looking the keyboard.And I can type very fast.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
how quick can you type?
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thank God, I learned to type in high school and it's sure helped throughout the years. I can type pretty quickly and acurately. Any parents out there, insist that your children learn to type while they are young. It is needed almost daily throughout a lifetime and now, with computers, they will be at a great disadvantage if they do not know how to type.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
i think that is very true. my son had 5 computers in the classroom in kindergarten. I thought that was amazing
• Australia
2 Nov 06
I am an OK typer its hard to do with my daughter on my lap shes nearly five and weighs 20kgs!! normally I use all my fingers on the key board but at the moment its takeig ages.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
i imagine, you are both typing then so it would look something like this: al jpahwpiugw pe rwsqq rpoijq0-2139835415 sdajaszkjxf a[cre cmqw , lol
@oresal (1350)
• El Salvador
2 Nov 06
i can type, however i keep looking at the keyboard, i sometimes get lost
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
lol, did you look when you typed this response?
@malcido (422)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I type pretty well; about 60 wpm. I first learned to type in highschool, but perfected my speed when I began writing short stories in college.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
that's cool, do you still write short stories?
@sc00ter (125)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I can type around 65WPM. no one handed gal here.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
wow, that would be interesting to watch, one-handed? Kinda look like you were playing the piano
• India
2 Nov 06
i type.. with occasional glances at the keyboard...and i'm definetely not a 1 finger person...so i guess that puts me in between ..
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
yea, i can't do the numbers, have to look at those
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
2 Nov 06
yes I can type, about 30 wpm.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
cool. how you been marcia
• United States
2 Nov 06
I do know how to type. Learning at school on the 'out dated' typewriters did wonders. Our teacher had all the keys covered with first aid tape the second week. That was the one week that I one fingered my way to learn to type. Talk about sweat............. and yea it is funny with those one finger typists but hey---we were all there at one point. practice practice
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
8 Nov 06
lol, actually, i never used a computer until I already knew how to type on a keyboard. When I took my typing class, I hadn't used a computer yet, sounds wierd but true.
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
2 Nov 06
i started off as a one finger typer but as time has gone on im a lot faster now
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
5 Nov 06
are you still a one finger typer?
@movinstar (193)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Yes I can type, but I do not type in the correct manner. I don't start with the homerow keys. I use both index fingers and both thumbs. I do type pretty fast though.
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
5 Nov 06
that's interesting. How did you come about doing that