For all of my life I have been tapping away on typewriters and keyboards using no more than four fingers, mostly relying on my index fingers. My shameful secret has now been revealed: I am a hunter-and-pecker.
I realize that I am inefficient in my time on the computer, chained as I am to this pidgin-typing I have developed. I am particularly concerned about my doctoral exams in the spring, when I will be expected to churn out 60-80 pages of text in 2-eight hour sessions.
Thus, I am looking for suggestions from readers on effective programs to teach an old hound like me how to properly type. I am amazed when I see someone who can crank out 80 or more words per minute, while I am lucky to hit 25 per minute with my odd technique. If you know of a program that has worked for you, feel free to leave this information in the comments section.
That way, millions of others who live these lives of embarassed peckery might also join the world of rapid typists.