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Thursday, April 17, 2008

This is Only a Test

77 words

Speedtest



I recently mentioned to someone that the only class of value I took my senior year in high school was typing. Either that elevates typing to a class of its own, says something about the classes I chose to take, or is a pitiful representative of high school education.

The computer skills I acquired back then certainly didn't get me very far. The skill of typing, though, is used by a huge range of ages, professions, and economic levels. Thanks, Mrs. Angel, for being a wonderful typing teacher. Thanks, Jessica for the typing test link!

4 comments:

Carole said...

I have certainly made that comment once or twice myself! Not that physics and calculus and AP English weren't valuable. :) It's just that by the time I "need" to use them with my kids I'll be less than capable ... Just yesterday when I was handing out napkins around the dinner table I said, "Here - you need a bandaid." Uh - Mommy brain?!

Heather said...

I couldn't agree more!! My typing skills have been far more valuable than geometry, algebra, chemistry...

Jen Rouse said...

Typing is definitely a useful skill. A former boss of mine still typed with the old two-finger bang on the keyboard method, and I used to watch him and wonder how he managed to get anything done, typing that way! (But since he was a newspaper editor who'd been typing on keyboards longer than I'd been alive, I guess he knows what works for him.) 86 wpm for me, by the way!

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

72 for me...that was fun!