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Trini209: <...When I first started using the computer, I typed with 2 fingers and didn't know what I was doing...>

Once upon a time in BC (Before Computers), I was enrolled in a Military Admin Course. In the beginning, they had us all take a typing test!
Many of us sat in a large room, typewriters in front of us, along with a number of pages of text. It was a timed exercise and they had a minimum standard. Failing to meet this standard would mean that one would have to take a typing course before beginning Admin School.
Many of the soldiers obviously had typing experience and were soon clattering away, happily. Monitors strolled among the soldiers, observing them over their shoulders.
Once, one of these monitors stood behind me and I heard him softly chuckle. I, you see, was one of those two-finger typers! I needed to look at the keyboard to see were I was putting my fingers!
Still, I had the last laugh.
After the papers were turned in, the number of words typed were counted up and the number of words spelled incorrectly were deducted! About half the class failed!
I suppose I had an unfair advantage. I could read the sentence to be typed and didn't keep having to refer to the word to check the spelling!

This two-finger typist passed!


--got one of his MOS's from the Administrative Specialist School at Fort Jackson
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