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Geek Notes 2004-11-12

I’ve been using Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 16 for the past two weeks in an attempt to finally learn how to type. You’d think that as a programmer from the age of 10 I would have learned to touch-type, but I just never bothered. As a 5-finger typist I can pull more than 40 words a minute, but after seeing Scott Hansleman’s numbers&nbsp_place_holder;(100 WPM at his peak), I decided I needed to do better. I’m crossing the 30 WPM mark in Mavis, and when I get close to 40, I’ll switch full time. We’ll see how it goes.

I wonder how many professional developers actually touch type? Do you? Do your co-workers?