This will be my final post on typing, both because, frankly, the topic was never really that interesting and also because I’m ready to declare victory and go home.
I have pretty much taught myself how to type correctly. It was neither as difficult nor as time consuming as I thought it might be. I was aided by the excellent typing program typingweb.com and through my own commitment to try not to stray from correct fingering, even when it would be easier and more expedient to do so. So, huzzah for diligence. In conclusion, 20 years of typing wrong can be overcome through 4 weeks of typing right. Inspirational? Maybe. I guess. Whatever. All I’m saying is that if I can do it, anyone can do it and if you want to do it, just do it and it’ll be done soon enough.
One of the other side effects of committing to typing correctly is forgetting to how to hunt and peck. I couldn’t revert (with any ease at least) back to my old methods and I think that’s for the best. Though on the other hand (that’s a typing joke?), I’m pretty much capped out at my maximum speed with how fast I can type correctly, which is, I think, still at this point slower than my old hunting and pecking. I suppose this is a natural consequence, and sometimes I regret this as I’m not sort of “stuck,” but there are far worse problems in the world.
I will probably continue to do some typing practice, in addition to the built-in practice of doing my job, which itself requires a lot of typing, just for fun because the “gamification” (I dislike this word) of the exercises remains somewhat alluring and and also because there are definitely areas where I could still use improvement, such as numbers and symbols. Those are still areas of weakness and make typing complicated internet passwords a bit more cumbersome than it should be.
So yeah, typing. Woo.