[TUHS] Early Unix and Keyboard Skills

Douglas McIlroy douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu
Wed Nov 2 22:16:41 AEST 2022

> Touch typists can spot an illtyperate programmer from a mile away.
> They don't even have to be in the same room.

I once thought of touch typing as employment of all fingers. Then I met
Fred Grampp. Using only four fingers, he typed as fast as most good
programmers. He knew where to hit, with a kinesthetic sense that had
progressed beyond dependence on "home keys". It was an athletic
performance, astonishing to watch.


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