In college, I had a few really great courses. The most useful was the year long course on first aid which ended with me getting a Civil Defense medical responder card (remember – this was 1966). This knowledge has come in very handy over the years. But of all the subjects I studied — in high school and in college — the best course I ever took (one which serves me on a daily basis) was typing.
I am able to type the way one is meant to type. Accurately. Fast. Fingers flying (whooosh!). None of this two finger business. I often type my own letters, reports and emails at a speed of perhaps 60 words a minute with minimal error. Typing. What a value-added learning tool for a young person today. But do schools teach typing the way they did? I dunno but if not, we should put it back on the menu.
Do you know the longest word that you can write using the letters on the top row of a typewriter or keyboard? I do. . . . “Typewriter.” Yep. . . .