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Can you touch-type?   [Edit]

Survey period: 15 Mar 2010 to 22 Mar 2010

The typical developer spends a lot of time at a computer. Do you touch type, or hunt and peck like the best?
OptionVotes% 
Yes, and quickly44954.03
Yes, but slowly13215.88
No, but I can hunt-and-peck quickly21025.27
No, I'm just a slow typer354.21
I don't use a keyboard as my main input method.50.60



 
GeneralRe: I learn to type in HS... Pin
Dark_eye919-Mar-10 2:06
Dark_eye919-Mar-10 2:06 
GeneralFast touch-typing helps when coding... Pin
Shog916-Mar-10 6:30
sitebuilderShog916-Mar-10 6:30 
GeneralRe: Fast touch-typing helps when coding... Pin
CurtainDog18-Mar-10 17:09
CurtainDog18-Mar-10 17:09 
GeneralRe: Fast touch-typing helps when coding... Pin
Dark_eye919-Mar-10 2:08
Dark_eye919-Mar-10 2:08 
GeneralIntellisense Pin
luisnike1916-Mar-10 6:04
luisnike1916-Mar-10 6:04 
GeneralRe: Intellisense Pin
BloodBaz16-Mar-10 23:28
BloodBaz16-Mar-10 23:28 
GeneralRe: Intellisense Pin
luisnike1917-Mar-10 10:03
luisnike1917-Mar-10 10:03 
GeneralWrote a typing tutor Pin
Paul Darlington16-Mar-10 5:15
Paul Darlington16-Mar-10 5:15 
Some years ago I had to write a software training system that taught people how to touch type. Yes it was necessary as the end result was not normal text but special codes made up of alpha numeric combinations; regular touch typing was just a precursor to that.

The consequence is that I know how to touch type and understand all the theory and practice and yet I never seem to have had the time to use it enough to improve my speed to an acceptable standard. I have made an effort many times but usually have to get the document done and do not have the time to mess about.

I type with about four to five fingers and am fairly fast, the downside is I have to look at the keyboard and that is something touch typing would overcome. It’s a real nuisance when you have typed a chunk of text and then find caps lock is on or some such that has screwed up the result.

Not much benefit when coding, which is how I spend most of my typing time, as typing fast achieves little but for documentation etc, etc,and we all have to do some of that, it can be a real plus.
GeneralTypos Pin
Pinto115-Mar-10 22:38
Pinto115-Mar-10 22:38 
GeneralRe: Typos Pin
r_hyde18-Mar-10 13:32
r_hyde18-Mar-10 13:32 
GeneralCListCtrl Pin
Alexander Vasilyev15-Mar-10 21:06
Alexander Vasilyev15-Mar-10 21:06 
GeneralFat Fingers [modified] Pin
Tom Corbett Space Cadet15-Mar-10 16:40
professionalTom Corbett Space Cadet15-Mar-10 16:40 
Generalfast tyep, fast type PinPopular
ErrolErrol15-Mar-10 16:27
ErrolErrol15-Mar-10 16:27 
GeneralRe: fast tyep, fast type Pin
Yves15-Mar-10 17:29
Yves15-Mar-10 17:29 
GeneralRe: fast tyep, fast type Pin
The Manoj Kumar16-Mar-10 8:07
The Manoj Kumar16-Mar-10 8:07 
GeneralI'm getting old. Pin
Jeremy Falcon15-Mar-10 6:51
professionalJeremy Falcon15-Mar-10 6:51 
GeneralRe: I'm getting old. Pin
Alexander Vasilyev16-Mar-10 0:31
Alexander Vasilyev16-Mar-10 0:31 
GeneralAt least type with out look for the keys Pin
plaster15-Mar-10 6:22
plaster15-Mar-10 6:22 
Generalmouse Pin
radioman.lt15-Mar-10 4:38
radioman.lt15-Mar-10 4:38 
GeneralRe: mouse Pin
Chris Boden15-Mar-10 8:57
Chris Boden15-Mar-10 8:57 
GeneralI can type as fast as I can generate code.. Pin
John M. Drescher15-Mar-10 4:33
John M. Drescher15-Mar-10 4:33 
GeneralRe: I can type as fast as I can generate code.. Pin
ZTransform15-Mar-10 5:20
ZTransform15-Mar-10 5:20 
GeneralNeither Pin
PIEBALDconsult15-Mar-10 4:20
mvePIEBALDconsult15-Mar-10 4:20 
GeneralRe: Neither Pin
AspDotNetDev18-Mar-10 13:39
protectorAspDotNetDev18-Mar-10 13:39 
GeneralDifferent category "Yes" Pin
Corporal Agarn15-Mar-10 1:13
professionalCorporal Agarn15-Mar-10 1:13 

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