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How well do you type?

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by dianetavegia, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. dianetavegia

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    I just saw, again, someone insinuate that another gentleman isn't well educated because of typo's or sentence formation. I'd like to ask....
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    How old are you? (Feel free to generalize.)

    Did you take typing in High School?

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter?

    How fast do you type?

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability?

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts?

    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.)

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts?

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense?
     
  2. dianetavegia

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    How old are you? 54

    Did you take typing in High School? Yes, for several years. It was required.

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter? Manual

    How fast do you type? 120 wpm

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability? No

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts? Yes, but I'm having eye surgery one week from today.

    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.) No

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts? No

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense? I tend to 'rethink' and want to add more, but don't think faster than I type.
     
  3. Gershom

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    1. 40
    2. No
    3. Have had all three, most recently, computer.
    4. One-finger-peck
    5. No
    6. No
    7. No, but you might want to ask my wife.
    8. No
    9. No

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  4. Jim1999

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    How old are you? (Feel free to generalize.)

    78

    Did you take typing in High School?

    no

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter?

    manual

    How fast do you type?

    90 words per minute; 12 wpm after corrections (don't know)

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability?

    Yes, both hands are parlyzed from strokes

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts?

    no

    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.)

    no

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts?

    no, just an older operator

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense?

    Sometimes...I tend to miss some letters or speel bandly...did I say that?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Mercury

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    How old are you?
    27.

    Did you take typing in High School?
    No, but it was a minor part of a data processing class I had to take for one year.

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter?
    Mainly on a computer.

    How fast do you type?
    About 60 wpm.

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability?
    No.

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts?
    I'm partially colourblind, but that's probably not a great excuse. I am a bit dislexic.

    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.)
    My hearing's not great, but I wouldn't say that I'm hearing-impaired.

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts?
    No, but I have one of those split keyboards. It's a real pain when typing with one hand.

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense?
    If I do, I usually edit and rephrase before I post.
     
  6. exscentric

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    How old are you? (Feel free to generalize.)
    65
    Did you take typing in High School?
    yep.
    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter?
    manual
    How fast do you type?
    Fasted guy in class and about next to fastest person.
    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability?
    Just beginning.
    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts?
    Have but not now - had my surgery :)
    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.)
    Wife indicates so but don't think so :)
    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts?
    No
    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense?
    nope

    As to the rules of the board, don't remember any rule against typos, nor requirement for proof reading.

    Maybe there oughta be a rule about people that don't like them :)
     
  7. TC

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    How old are you? (Feel free to generalize.) 36

    Did you take typing in High School? 1/2 year

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter? elec. type

    How fast do you type? 20 - 40 wpm depending on how much time I want to spend correcting mistakes

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability? depends, is clumsiness a limitation?

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts? no

    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.) no

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts? no

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense? yep
     
  8. PostCode

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    Between zero and ninty.

    Can't remember.

    Typewriter? They still make those things?

    noe...argh...oen...argh....one, wait...no, two. :D

    Well, now that you ask, this other left thumb does get in the way at times.

    You saw my glasses didn't you?

    Yes, but it's not too bad.

    The FCC really needs to up the speeds of these modems.

    Taklin' aobut pegigng em liek a ete. :D
     
  9. PostCode

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    That was an attempt at humor. If however I have offended anyone, I am sorry. As for me, I'm a disabled Veteran with a hearing disability.
     
  10. Pete

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    PostCode [​IMG] [​IMG] :D


    How old are you? (Feel free to generalize.)
    35

    Did you take typing in High School?
    Not much

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter?
    Typewriter from about age 10...I think one of my nephews ended up with that one

    How fast do you type?
    40wpm on a good day using "Search and destroy method". First finger of left hand, second finger on right, and thumb for spacebar [​IMG]

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability?
    Nope

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts?
    Nothing that glasses can't handle [​IMG]

    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.)
    Nope

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts?
    Nope

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense?
    Whadda yer talking about? I never make any sense ;) I do slow right down when writing a serious post, choosing words etc, but thankfully that rarely happens ;)
     
  11. chipsgirl

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    How old are you? close enough to 28

    Did you take typing in High School? middle school

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter? computer but we had an electric typewriter at home I would use

    How fast do you type? I have no idea but I know it's really fast cause my boss compliments me on it.

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability? just my brain

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts? no. I'm just too lazy to proof

    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.)nope

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts? nope

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense? very much so
     
  12. Grand_Poobah

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    39, or celebrating the 21st anniversary of my 18th birthday!
    Unfortunately, Yes.
    Electric; of course some say I never really learned to type, but rather typo ;)
    I typo as fast as I can.
    Yes, the keyboard!
    Yes, I can never see my own mistakes (honestly).
    My wife thinks so, but no.
    No.
    Absitively Possolutely!
     
  13. BM

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    1.- 49
    2.- no
    3.- computer (what little I know)
    4.- slowwwww
    5.- none
    6.- no
    7.- no
    8.- no
    9.- hope not
     
  14. Thankful

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    How old are you? (Feel free to generalize.)

    Older than the computer :D

    Did you take typing in High School?

    Yes

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter?

    Manual

    How fast do you type?

    Last time I was tested: 119 wpm

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability?

    No

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts?

    No


    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.)

    No

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts?

    no

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense?

    I may do this, but I try to proof my posts before I post.

    Note: I have been on the internet now for about 10 years. At first I was on e-mail lists rather than message boards and I was appalled at the misuse of words, poor grammar, and misspelled words.

    I will say that most people on the Baptist Board are not as bad as the earlier lists I was on.

    I dislike acronyms. I find it much easier to spell out the word and to read words than to figure out the short cuts that people use on the internet, but that shows I am from the "Old School."

    A person's typing ability really has nothing to do with their ability to write concise sentences.

    To me, there is also a difference in an obvious typo and a misspelled or misused word.

    The size of a person's hands also determines their typing skills.

    Learning is continuous and we should be open to new ideas and suggestions.
     
  15. dianetavegia

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    Uh, I think you may want to rethink that. LOL
     
  16. Trotter

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    How old are you? 36

    Did you take typing in High School? No

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter? Computer

    How fast do you type? 45 WPM on a good day, zip on a bad one

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability? Physical, no. Mental, ask my wife.

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts? Nope.

    Are you hearing impaired? Hard of listening, not hearing.

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts? Not unless you count the infrequent short between the mouse and the chair...

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense? What has typing got to do with this? I do this when I think, period. Not to mention talking.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  17. TaterTot

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  18. DHK

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    Uh, I think you may want to rethink that. LOL
    </font>[/QUOTE]Though I was never sure when the computer was invented I can remeber when I took my first college course in computers. It was called Fortran IV. We had to punch cards. The computer took up the size of an entire room, and didn't have the ability to do what a laptop does today.
    DHK
     
  19. ccrobinson

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    How old are you? (Feel free to generalize.) 36

    Did you take typing in High School? Yes

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter? Electric

    How fast do you type? Very fast

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability? No

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts? No

    Are you hearing impaired? (Non-hearing members form sentences differently than the hearing members might.) No

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts? No

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense? Yes. I sometimes have trouble making sense when I'm not going fast. :D
     
  20. SaggyWoman

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    How old are you? 41

    Did you take typing in High School? yes

    Did you learn on a computer, electric typewriter or manual typewriter? manual and electric typewriter

    How fast do you type? When I tested back in 1985, I typed over 55 words a minute then.

    Do you have physical limitations that affect your typing ability? Physical, no. Mental--sometimes I have some bubbles that appear.

    Do you have eyesight problems that affect your ability to proof read your posts? Nope.

    Are you hearing impaired? I can block out alot.

    Do you have an older computer or keyboard problem that affects your posts? No

    Are you a person who thinks fast and sometimes gets ahead of yourself when typing, hence not making sense? yes
     
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