[TR] needs repaired

DAVID MASSEY dave1massey at cs.com
Fri Jan 31 05:27:36 MST 2020

 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?

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From: jpaynepbr <jpaynepbr at cox.net>
To: 'TeriAnn J. Wakeman' <tjwakeman at gmail.com>; triumphs <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.

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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.


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