Women’s hour – BBC Radio 4
A while ago I featured on BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour, where they were looking at handwriting versus typing and I was interviewed about learning to touch type.
When you think about it, it’s fascinating how things have changed over a reasonably short time.
When I was at school, typing was something trained secretaries did, so you only learnt to touch type if you wanted to work in administration. Looking back, it was a bit like learning in a boot camp – but we were well trained and had great technique!
Nowadays, nearly everyone uses a keyboard – though most people start with two-finger typing and don’t get much further. Probably because most people are self-taught and find the idea of learning to touch type a bit intimidating.
The interview is still available on BBC iPlayer, and my bit starts 12 minutes into the recording http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x7830
So how about you? Can you touch type? Have you ever wanted to learn? Let us know in the comments.
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