[TR] needs repaired

Paul Tegler ptegler at verizon.net
Sat Feb 1 01:14:37 MST 2020

typing in high school ancient mechanical typewriters...... final exam 
end of the year ...teacher throws towels over everyone typewriter and hands!
I had two mistakes on the full page.... scored 76 word a minute.

Then never touched a typewriter or keyboard for 5 years. Computers in 
the very late 70's and very early 80s, made me realize I'd lost all that 
typing skill.

Over the last 40 years I've authored millions of lines of code 
programming factory robotics, video, automated testing, even an 
co-authored a complete C.A.S.E. environment
for clean room testing hybrid micro circuits, and now A.I. and machine 
learning on monster massively parallel  HPC systems.

To this day if  5 fingers on both hands are used when I type I'd be 
surprised. 4 fingers is normal


On 2/1/2020 1:24 AM, Greg Lemon wrote:
> Patrick,
> I have you beat, have been writing as part of my job and hobbies for 
> over 30 years.  I use four fingers.  If I don't think about it I 
> realize sometimes I am doing it from muscle memory and not looking, if 
> I start to think about it the magic goes away and I have to look.  
> Still make way too many mistakes.  Preparing papers for college with a 
> typewriter was pretty painful, I tell the kids these stories, but they 
> just roll their eyes.
> I also go one finger at a time on my phone, can't do the two fingered 
> thing like the kids.  Interestingly, I just noticed, I type with my 
> right hand on my phone, even though I am very left dominent with most 
> everything else I do.
> Greg Lemon
> TR250
> Greg Lemon
> TR250
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 6:56 PM Patrick Baize <pbaize at satx.rr.com 
> <mailto:pbaize at satx.rr.com>> wrote:
>     I never took typing in school. Later I tried to use "Mavis Beaves
>     teaches typing", didn't work. I have been writing software for
>     over 30 years, I use 3 fingers, 1 on left hand, 2 on the right.
>     Patrick
>     On 1/31/2020 6:27 AM, DAVID MASSEY wrote:
>>     I never took a typing class, I am self taught.  I remember
>>     staying up all night typing a report for class in highschool. 
>>     When I started working there was no need for an engineer to type.
>>     Enter the desk-top computer  Now I spend most of my time staring
>>     at a screen typing on a keyboard. Who'd a thunk?
>>     Dave
>>     -----Original Message-----
>>     From: jpaynepbr <jpaynepbr at cox.net> <mailto:jpaynepbr at cox.net>
>>     To: 'TeriAnn J. Wakeman' <tjwakeman at gmail.com>
>>     <mailto:tjwakeman at gmail.com>; triumphs <triumphs at autox.team.net>
>>     <mailto:triumphs at autox.team.net>
>>     Sent: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 9:07 pm
>>     Subject: Re: [TR] needs repaired
>>     In 1990, when I graduated HS, if you were going to graduate and
>>     be "college bound", you had to take a typing class.  It was Sr.
>>     year and it was "Health" one semester, "Typing" the next or vice
>>     versa.
>>     If you were "Vo-Tech" typing was an option, but "Health" was
>>     still mandatory.
>>     Same teacher taught both classes.  One of the most bitter and
>>     angry people I have ever met.
>>     The though of  "Health" class taught by an angry, frigid,
>>     humorless 60 year old woman still makes me wonder.  I guess if
>>     you had to manage the subject matter with a bunch of teenagers,
>>     many of whom were headed nowhere, after a few years, you would
>>     end up like that too.
>>     Typing was one of the most valuable skills I ever learned.
>>     My kids all had typing classes in public schools in 1st and 2nd
>>     grade post 2010.
>>     Time and technology change everything.
>>     I wish I could learn to type on a phone and manage the
>>     "autocorrect", that would be something.
>>     -----Original Message-----
>>     From: Triumphs <triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of
>>     TeriAnn J. Wakeman
>>     Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:38 PM
>>     To: triumphs at autox.team.net
>>     Subject: Re: [TR] needs repaired
>>     On 1/30/20 6:23 PM, Bud Rolofson wrote:
>>     > Exactly, I took typing in eighth grade because there lots of
>>     girls in
>>     > that class and I was a horny 13 yo.  But my 50 yo typing muscle
>>     memory
>>     > will always space twice after a period. Can’t help it.
>>     >
>>     > Busted.
>>     >
>>     > Bud
>>     I didn't take typing in high school because I didn't want to be
>>     pigeonholed as a secretary. In early years I went in to interview
>>     for a technical position with a degree in electronics & almost
>>     always was asked what my typing speed was. When I mentioned about
>>     a page ever 2 hours or so, I got interviewed for the job I was
>>     applying for. I knew a woman with a Stanford masters in physics
>>     who in the mid 60s worked as a tech group secretary.
>>     During college when I needed to submit typed papers, I traded
>>     typing for either a homemade apple pie or a ready to bake
>>     homemade lasagna. I single space between sentences only on
>>     emails. That is because my mailer produces strange characters
>>     when I double space a sentence. The books I have authored are all
>>     double spaced between sentences and my reviewers have forced me
>>     to use oxford comas. They are not used in technical papers.
>>     TeriAnn
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