RE: New Poll Question / Introduction

Subject: RE: New Poll Question / Introduction
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "W. Kelly Oja" <judbasiner -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 08:40:45 -0800

Apropos of nothing:

I learned to type in the 9th grade.

I wanted to take a summer school course (nerd that I was). I signed up
for drafting, because my ambition was to be an architect. I came to the
first day of school to discover that I was the only one signed up! They
offered to give me an alternative. My dad and I looked at the list, and
we both saw typing. I thought heck, why not? I was the only boy in the
class! I've been touch-typing ever since.

some say that touch typing isn't required to be a writer (or for that
matter, a programmer). I had a manager early in my career whose mother
refused to let her learn typing. This was to prevent her from ever being
tempted to become a typist! I have found the skill to be quite useful,
though I must say I am only a moderately skilled touchtyper. This skill
has also prevented me from ever going to a Dvorak keyboard...


Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.

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Subject: Re: New Poll Question / Introduction

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MN -College student in MN -Route Driver for a soft drink distributor in
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Manager in VA and CO -Bouncer in CO -Route Driver for a beer distributor
in CO -Truck Frame Inspector in MN -Car Salesman in MT -Forklift Driver
in MN -College student in MN -Tech Writer in MN and IL

Obviously in my younger days I let the wind take hold of me. And it
looks like there might be a chance in '06 that I might be adding to this
list that has not been updated since June of '03. Time will tell.

"You're nobody until you get Grrr'd."
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