[TUHS] Early Unix and Keyboard Skills

Ron Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Thu Nov 3 06:35:10 AEST 2022

My elementary school teacher recommended to my mother that she buy me a typewriter and I took typing in summer school.  Little did we know being able to type 60wpm would end up being. 

> On Nov 2, 2022, at 05:24, Steffen Nurpmeso <steffen at sdaoden.eu> wrote:
> Steffen Nurpmeso wrote in
> <20221102121352.MhcLw%steffen at sdaoden.eu>:
> |steve jenkin wrote in
> | <E212D205-B786-4441-A95B-B5F5546B5C6C at canb.auug.org.au>:
> | ...
> ||I’ve never heard anyone mention keyboard skills with the people of \
> ||the CSRC - doesn’t anyone know?
> |
> |What i personally find more fascinating (given that -- in the
> |right condition -- i type pretty fast even in total darkness but
> |darkest possible monitor brightness) is the multitaskability some
> |show, in respect to combination of mouse and keyboard (or even
> |dual-mouse if i remember a message of Rob Pike right).  I once
> ...
> I once had a very small infrared / PS/2 keyboard with a track ball
> at the upper right corner, and the buttons on the upper left)
> where middle finger and forefinger only had to be moved a bit, but
> the heel of hand(s) could remain (only twisted a bit).  That
> allowed for pretty good precision and speed.  But i think it was
> still not that of Russ Cox and acme and external mouse/mice.
> --steffen
> |
> |Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
> |der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
> |einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
> |(By Robert Gernhardt)

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