Pretty simple question. I was wondering this especially among dopers. I recently realized that a lot of people that come off sounding really weird on the internet are possibly people who just can’t touch-type! I can remember what it was like before I learned, and it is true that it really doesn’t compare.
What is the overall consensus with touch-typing nowadays? I’m 26 years old, and it’s pretty common within my age group. Its kind of crazy really, but everyone in my age group is expected to have a computer. So I feel that touch-typing goes along with that.
Do you feel that it is a common skill for your age-group? Are people impressed with your skills?
What if you don’t touch-type? Do you have any kind of special technique? Did you forget how or were you never taught? Do you want to learn?
For myself? I am 26 but learned to touch-type in 8th grade. That was about a year after I started using computers. I started with that and have never forgotten since. I sort of know how to touch-type the numeric pad. I actually learned the Dvorak keyboard layout for a few years but gave it up because of the inconvenience. It’s funny, they say that for some people, they can learn another layout and remain “fluent” in the other. For others you simply forget the old one. So I forgot QWERTY. I eventually got tired of being unable to use QWERTY so I had to re-learn it.
That’s it for me