In this world of smartphones and iPads, is typing still a useful and relevant skill? Janet Swift at IProgrammer, an online magazine for programmers, thinks so.
Swift maintains that although the use of touch screens is on the increase, the keyboard is still the main tool of the trade for programmers and the predominant way that most of us interact with a computer. She is surprised, though, at how many of her fellow programmers use the two-finger "hunt and peck" method when it comes to typing. She believes that many computer users simply don’t know that there is a right way to type, never having formally learned "touch typing."
So is "touch typing" a skill worth learning? Should you learn "touch typing" or "thumb typing"? Swift’s answer is probably both.
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Hat tip to beSpacific.