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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.191.147.67] on September 09, 2008 11:38 AM
I type extremely fast, and have been touch-typing since I was a young teenager. I never had an ounce of luck with training programs, though... The way I learned was a lot more fun anyway: I grew up playing text adventures, and keyboard-using role playing games. It's not hard to find the "A" key after hitting it to Attack in an Ultima for the tenth time, and the awareness translated into traditional typing through exploring games like Zork or Planetfall. Not exactly the whizbang graphics/sound kids are used to today, but as an old Infocom ad pointed out long ago, "the world's most powerful graphic technology" is the imagination. :o)

-- Koselara

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