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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Adventures in Typing


Am I so reliant on a computer's backspace key that I am no longer able to type in a functioning way? I had to use a typewriter today for the first time since... I don't even know, elementary school?... and let me tell you, it was not a pretty sight. First I had to figure out how to turn the thing on. Then where to start scrolling the paper in and where to line up the cursor. The keys were all clattery and stilted, I couldn't tell if I was typing too fast for the poor little spinny ball thing to keep up. And my paper was carbon copied, so I couldn't even just throw some white-out on the mistakes and call it even. I had to retype it. Seven times. Seven. Is this what old people feel like when they try to learn how to use a computer? But in reverse? I'm gonna go practice on some scrap paper. I refuse to be daunted by a machine that even my grandmother could figure out.

1 Comments:

Blogger MyUtopia rocks hardcore!

I hate having to use typewriter at work, but I have to sometimes.

11:38 AM

 

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