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"Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA> wrote in message news:87030 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Chuck Martin wishes: <<Now if I had just taken more than one typing class
> high school..... :)>>
> Me too; would've gotten a lot more dates in high school, since not a lot
> guys took those classes. <g> But actually, there's no longer much need to
> take a formal typing class, since plenty of software exists to teach you
> to type. I quickly went from being a fast four-finger typist to something
> like 80 wpm with the help of a charming young lady named Mavis Beacon, who
> exists solely in software form so far as I know. "Mavis Beacon Teaches
> Typing" is widely available, for Mac and PC, for not many shekels, and was
> one of the first programs around to use artificial intelligence to help
> type faster; for example, it analyzes the types of mistakes you make most
> often and customizes the typing drills to focus on those mistakes. Highly
> recommended--even if attending a class might get you more dates. <g>
I have copies of several versions of Ms. Beacon. I've never had the
motivation to go all the way through on my own.
That's one reason why I like classes better. And at $11/creadit at my local
community college, the cost is hard to beat.
Besides, I don't even have enough time to keep up with my needed reading.
I'm finally getting finishing Jakob Neilsen's "Designing Web Usability,"
with several other usability and design books in the wings, plus all the
journals and magazines. Then there are the 2 night classes that start next
Besides, even though I occasionally see a cute guy in class, I've never
managed to get a date with one. :(
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