If you read my daily blog, you know that both my wife and I got new Toshiba tablets, and it has been a learning experience, but we both really like them. I have discovered one thing about them that tries to push me back into the dark ages. It is the key board on them. I can type 50 to 60 words per minute, but I have to rest my two index fingers on the keys, my left hand finger on the “F” and my right hand finger on the “J”. That is the way I learned way back when I was in high school; way before computers were nothing but science fiction and the first ones were humongous and used punch cards. That does not work on the tablets since touching the screen is the way you communicate with them and the screen is very sensitive to a touch. So, I can’t rest my index fingers on the key board. I have switched to the Columbus method (find a key and land on it).
Do you know because of the over 50 years of typing my way, I don’t know where any of the keys are located. The way I type, it is just automatic. I seem to know where every key is located and never look at the keyboard. Now that I am trying to type two finger style, I have discovered that the location of the keys don’t make sense and I have a lot of trouble finding the ones I want to use. I guess I will just have to lean to type without resting my index fingers on the screen. But sometimes I am holding the tablet and want to type in something, and then I have to use one hand. I guess I will learn the location of them eventually with practice. Maybe I can become a one finger speed typist. Of course if I would use two fingers I could really fly, right? It is funny that after all these years of typing; I have to learn the keyboard all over again.
You all have a great day now, you hear?