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About touch-typing

Touch typing, once was a skill for girls who were employed as a typist or secretary. Today's parents understand touch-typing is a competency, that will give their children a head start. They will spend much time with touch-typing on the Internet, at their school and future employment.


Touch-typing has been around since the late 19th century. Christopher Sholes, inventor of the first commercial production typewriting machine, called it the Type-Writer, as a "type", that is a a cast letter, hit at a carbon paper on a sheet of paper and wrote letters this way.

Times have changed since then, once dozens of women were touch-typing in the typing room, nowadays everybody is deemed to type on their own. Almost half the workforce is already working behind a keyboard. The vast majority have not yet learned touch-typing. They type "hunt and peck 'with a few fingers, still looking where the next letter is on their keyboard. Like a chicken who seeks and picks up its food.

Pitfall of learning touch-typing

Learning touch typing has one major pitfall, that everyone who follows a course in touch-typing will experience. In your first month you will notice your former “hunt and peck” way of typing is faster than your touch-typing. An older student wrote: "In the beginning my typing speed was only 16 words per minute (80 CPM) so, often I had the tendency to type again with two fingers. It is now one year after I learned touch-typing and my average typing speed is well over 50 WPM (250 CPM)”.

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