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    Typing software

    Is the Mavis Beacon software any good for improving typing speed?

    Anything better?

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    Re: Typing software

    I think as with any program of that type, it depends entirely on the user. I installed the program about 3 years ago (can't remember the version number--I've since uninstalled it) for my teenaged son. He got bored with it, but then he's easily bored by most things. However, I did some of the lessons myself even though I'm a capable typist, and I sort of understood why he lost interest. Improving typing speed, like any skill, takes practice. The repetitive drills work with some, but not with others.

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    Re: Typing software

    If you want to have fun while you are doing it try PopCap's Word Shark

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    Re: Typing software

    About 5 years ago, when my dad got his new computer, he resolved to learn how to type. He's in his 50s and he got bored with it easily. He still types with two fingers... hunt and peck. He also said the voice on the computer drove him nearly mad. (not that it's all that far a drive <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>)
    Personally I never even looked at it. As a writer, I practice so much now I don't have to look at the keys!
    have fun

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    Re: Typing software

    You can try this site which guarantees to improve your typing. I only went so far as taking the test. Still 50+ wpm <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

    In 1970 we had a couple of electives at our high school. It came down to woodwork or typing. I chose typing 'cause that's where all the girls were. Best decision I ever made.

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    Re: Typing software

    I had a similar experience. However, when I and another male in the class proved to be the fastest typists (all the rest were females), we both began to sense the resentment. The perpetual gender battles. Nevertheless, my taking the class was a great decision.

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    I guess I was lucky, I was the only guy in that class. No testosterone competition here. Just 'poor old me' who just needs a little assistance [...] <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>.

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    I work mostly with guys who are the fastest 2 finger typists on the planet! Guess it does not matter as long as the job gets done. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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