could you type

@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
United States
May 9, 2009 2:15pm CST
before you got a computer? i had never known how till i got my first computer. i soon taught myself well not soon but anyway i finally taught myself. that was something for an old woman , set in her ways & all the other bad traits i have. i still use two fingers but i can fly now. believe it or not this is all the flying i'm gonna' do. could you type??
10 people like this
37 responses
• Regina, Saskatchewan
10 May 09
Yep, I could. Learned in high school......... You're never too old to learn something new. No wait. Scratch that. I'M too old to learn to text with my thumbs like the teenagers do. LOL
4 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 May 09
i haven't even tried texting, not even going there. i never use my cell phone much anyway. thanks for responding. have a happy sunday.
4 people like this
• Regina, Saskatchewan
10 May 09
I'm not going there either. lol I can type. That's good enough for me at my age considering nearly everyone in the world has a computer any way! LOL
3 people like this
@mnk202 (339)
• United States
10 May 09
Before I had gotten my first computer I already knew how to type but I was not fast at it. I had always had computer classes in school. After a while that I had owned my first computer I got extremely fast at typing and I was happier with that instead of being so slow, it just takes time and practice. happy mylotting...
4 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 May 09
i always heard pratice makes perfect bet u have to. thanks for your response. have a great sunday.
3 people like this
@riyasam (16570)
• India
10 May 09
i never knew how to type till i got a computer,i am now not exactly but i think i am not to bad and i hope to fly one day!!
4 people like this
@marguicha (131099)
• Chile
10 May 09
Ok,OK. Don´t fly to see me!!! I won´t make you I have always typed with two or three fingers which is ok because that´s as fast as my thoughts can go. I learned this 2 finger typing with the old typewriters and now my keyboard is so old that is as bad as the old gadgets were. And stop calling yourself old woman, gal! Hug
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
10 May 09
I could type a little bit but I was a little bit slow at it. I can type faster now but still look at the keys.
3 people like this
• United States
10 May 09
Hello St Do not feel bad at all, I type ok , when i'm in a typing mood, but I still have to look at the keys, I aslo tried some of these typing test that that have online, they are free, you can test your speed, accuracy and much more, but for the most part I do like to type. Happy My Lotting!
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 May 09
hi online, thanks for your response. have a good sunday.
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 May 09
me to steph, i think i'm doing o.k. never having taken typing, think u are to. thanks for your response. have a great sunday.
3 people like this
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
10 May 09
I have taken up typing class during my finishing course. Typing to me is no problem and I type with 'blind' touch and does not need to look at the keyboard. Being in mylot everyday has improved my typing speed.
3 people like this
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
10 May 09
Thanks for your good words. Maybe I am not used to getting praises and adulation, that I lost sight on what is really in me. I don't know how to get rid of my negativeness.
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 May 09
i can't imagine why u would be negative about anything, zandi. u don't know me but i don't say things i don't mean.
2 people like this
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
10 May 09
I had an electric typewriter before my computer so I already had a good idea how to type. I have gotten a lot better at it since my computer though...I spend a lot more time on it than my old typewriter..lol.
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 May 09
you're o.k., jen. thanks for responding. hope u have had a good mother's day. have a great week.
2 people like this
@Hedwig (284)
• China
10 May 09
Yes. I can type before I get my computer. In junior high school, we had type course and were taught how to type on type machines.( Or shall I call it this way? I am not sure ,hehe...) By the way , I have achieved the 1st prize in our grade in the type contest at the end of that term. I should be more lowkey , sorry...
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 May 09
hey, u should be proud of the first prize, i sure would have been if i had gotten it. that's great. thanks for your response. have a good week.
2 people like this
@pree70 (525)
• India
10 May 09
no. i couldn't type before computer days. infact, i used to wonder how people typed so fast without even looking at the keyboard. but i got an opportunity to learn medical transcription where we had to learn typing via typing tutor software. now i am considered to be an expert.
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 May 09
good for u, pree. thanks for your response.
1 person likes this
@pprchase (77)
• Japan
10 May 09
yes i used a typewriter back then. lol
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 May 09
thanks for your response. have a good week.
2 people like this
• India
10 May 09
I never knew typing befor I got my computer. In fact the whole of the first year of my owning a computer, I didn't know typing as the only thing that i did with the computer was playing games. But later as I got onto more serious things with studies and all, I developed typing and my typing speeds are incredible, I believe. I have not g one to any classes, but it's great to learn typing at home. bourne
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 May 09
that is great. feels good to learn something new, doesn't it. when i got on mylot ar first all i did was respond to discussions. now i start them quite often & i'm proud of that. have a great week.
2 people like this
• United States
10 May 09
Hello, I actully led how to type on a typewritter, but nothing is like typing on a compuet, they keys are so much different, with computers you dont have to use much pressure at all to type, but with a typewritter you have to push a little harder, well atleast you had to push a little harder on the keys with the old typewritter I had. I have to say even after all that time , I'm still learning how to type. Happy My Lotting!
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 May 09
i have found out u never get too old to learn. i like learning new things.thanks for responding.
3 people like this
• United States
9 May 09
I can type now that I have a computer. I was not able to type before this. I just wish I could type with the proper fingers. I can type fast while I am looking at the key board. But,if I were able to type with proper fingers I would go find a typing job.
3 people like this
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 May 09
we probably type faster w/2 fingers than some do w/the proper fingers,have a good sun, thanks for your response.
2 people like this
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
10 May 09
As one antique to another (lol) I learned on a manual blind typewriter a long, long time ago. A blind typewriter is one with no letters on the keys. I graduated to an electric typewriter. I got up to 90 correct words per minute. I'm probably down to about 30 now.
• Philippines
10 May 09
Hello antiquelady. Yes I can type...with all my fingers...and you can learn it also...when you finally learned, it's like your playing piano in your keyboard lol. And even type while talking to someone..It's just more on memorizing the letters like which letters are on which fingers and practice helps alot. I remember in my typing class before we are to type all our teacher has been dictating and we are blind folded. It seems impossible for me to learn before and when i did..i really can't believe it at first...it's like an achievement for me :D and every time i want to learn something that once again seems hard and impossible to learn, i remind myself of my experience in learning typing...and it sure helps. There are also online games you can play to practice your typing skills. Happy typing :) Bless you more.
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
10 May 09
Yes, I could type before I got a computer. I took typing lessons when I was in school. I did have to get used to typing on a keyboard, it was somewhat different from typing on a typewriter. I got the hang of it and all the memories come flying back to me. I have an uncle that types with two fingers and he can fly too. It tickles me to see him type. If I try to type like that I can't find the letters fast. Doing the week when I am babysitting I will hold the baby and try to type with one finger and it takes a long time because I can't find the letters fast enough. I have to type with my fingers on the home keys to find my letters.
3 people like this
• Philippines
10 May 09
I had a lot of practice doing my term papers in high school and thesis in college and now i do a lot of typing in my work all with a worn out manual typewriter. Me and my husband bought our pc three years ago to make things easier for us because we have the same jobs which involve a lot of paperworks. I could use most of my fingers but i have to look at the keys while typing because i just don't type the right way. I have self taught the wrong way, what i thought was the easiest way for me then and it's now hard for me to start anew. I can't just debrief myself from what i have been doing for the past twenty eight years and try to start my ABC's from scratch. Anyway i am not in a contest when typing so i just type away the way i am comfortable doing. What's important for me is to present a neat and readable work, so here i am typing to my heart's content! Hello Ma'am jo! Nice to talk with you again!
3 people like this
@shanikp (16)
• United States
10 May 09
Antiquelady, I was just like you when I got my first computer I didnt know a thing about a computer or how to type but it took me a while to learn about a computer and how it works. I even typed slow as a turtle. But all that changed after being around one so much .
3 people like this
• Philippines
10 May 09
Way back when i was in highschool, it was a requirement to to learn how to type using those oversized typewriters with the really hard keys, we were made to memorize the keyboard and they went as far as giving out practical tests to see how well weve drilled it into our brains. I used to hate it a lot but when computers started becoming popular specially with the internet in it was really useful, i was in a way thankful for that highschool class :)
• United States
10 May 09
From stone age to modern - Remington Portable, IBM Selectric, then came the computer.
I was typing in the stone age, banging away on a Remington Portable, which is an Oxymoron, them suckers weighed 25 pounds and were about as portable as two pigs. They didn't use electricity, and they skipped unless you had a very deft touch on them sticky keys. * Then, I had use of an IBM Selectric. Those things were sweet, and you can change script by inserting different balls into them. They could be hooked up to early computers, making printers of a sort. * Of course, then came the computer. Now that is the utter sweet of sweet.