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Old 09-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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My wife gets a kick out of this so I thought I would share and add more waste to the Internet bit pile.

I am a hunt and peck typist. This wasn't always so, but in the military I broke my right pinkie and never had it set so it is a bit crooked. Because of this, I can't rest it on "semi".

Anywho, I may be the world's fastest hunt and pecker. Or at least I feel like it.

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Two-finger typists, sometimes also referred to as "hunt and peck" typists, commonly reach sustained speeds of about 37 wpm for memorized text, and 27 wpm when copying text but in bursts may be able to reach up to 60 to 70 wpm.[4]
I can sustain 60 to 70 for extended periods of time. One day I will do a Youtube video so everyone can mock my crooked pecker.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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I am a hunt and peck guy too I dont know how fast i can type though. I am obviously faster from memory than i am copying. It has taken me 35-40 seconds to type this and this is a sustainable speed for me.

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Old 09-13-2011, 11:25 AM   #3
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I type with first two fingers of my right hand and middle from my left with right thumb on the space bar. I don't like to think about my typing too much cos it makes me feel like a cripple

I CAN type whilst just looking at the screen though which is handy.

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Old 09-13-2011, 11:31 AM   #4
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I CAN type whilst just looking at the screen though which is handy.

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I can look at the screen once I get moving. But I notice tend to look up only during long words.
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I used to be a hunt and peck type of guy then my graduate adviser told me I'd never finish my dissertation unless I learned to type again (I had learned in middle school, but was not required to type in high school). So, I bought Mavis Beacon and re-learned. I am a passable typist now. I have a buddy who used to type minutes for doctors for extra money to put himself through school. He can literally type over 100 wpm and none of the keys on his computer keyboard have any letters on them anymore.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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I used to be a hunt and peck type of guy then my graduate adviser told me I'd never finish my dissertation unless I learned to type again (I had learned in middle school, but was not required to type in high school). So, I bought Mavis Beacon and re-learned. I am a passable typist now. I have a buddy who used to type minutes for doctors for extra money to put himself through school. He can literally type over 100 wpm and none of the keys on his computer keyboard have any letters on them anymore.
^ Now that is impressive.

Off topic, I am confident that my daughter's texting skills far surpass any ability I have.
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Both my daughters (aged 11 and 13) are equally as quick idf not quicker than i am at typing !!

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Off topic, I am confident that my daughter's texting skills far surpass any ability I have.
My daughter replies to my texts before I have even sent them.
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Sometimes my daughter replies before I have the chance to set my phone down.
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