A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.
adameros

My secret shame.

Something that has come to light, and I have been mocked for it. So I figure I will let the cat out of the bag.

I can't touch type. Well. I can, sort of, but not really. I can touch type for about three words, then I lose confidence of where the keys are and have to look. The weird thing is, it's the letters appearing across the sreeen that distract me. I'm trying to think of the next letter, but there is the last letter I typed, up on the screen, confusing me. It's like putting the wrong word on a crossword (if tyou do it in pen, like I do), and you try to think of a new word to replace the bad one. But you keep seeing the bad one, and that's all you can think of. So when I type, I look at the keyboard. But not really, I'm looking through the keyboard visualising the words I'm entering. Or, as long as I don't think about what I'm doing, I can be looking at a book and typing it's contents.

Then I don't reread what I've typed, I just hit enter, and I usually have typos or have left words out all together.

That is my secret shame. After using computers for 17 years, being a system administrator for the last 12-13 years, I can't touch type.
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