Thursday, October 07, 2004

Why i hate typewriting classes

i was considering blogging for a while now. Started elsewhere and eventually it had a natural death. then i thought i shall host the blog on my site....mmm i might use my site for other purposes also, like i can ask my potential employer to go check my website to know more about me, you know. So if i blog there, it will be restricted, controlled, censored and very formal. which is not my idea of bloggin.

so, here.
i hope it will not end up half way like almost anything i start, ends naturally.

You know, i joined typewriting classes 3 times. never completed though ! There is nothing as button-hole-boring as type writing classes. that too in the morning hours.

well, i'll tell you
why i hate typewriting classes

1) Newbies, are supposed to use only ancient machines
The one i used was the first one in that institute, which the teacher's father brought from bombaay ! The teacher was around 40 yrs old. his father is above 70. so you can guess the age of the typewriter.
2)tell me, which is your least flexible finger ? if u are a right handed person, obviously it will be the smallest finger on your left hand. and thats the finger you should use to type 'a' ! one of the most used alphabets ! what kind of logic is this ? yeah, i know, the qwerty keyboard that we are using now was invented by some one and this layout reduces the possibility of those metal punches getting stuck. but still, 'a' on the little finger ? defies all the logic !
3) you have to type the same boring asdfgf; lkjhj a hundred thousand times ! why dont they have some interesting passages ?
4) I was too lazy to wakeup in the morn.

you know, all the above except the last one are made up to suppliment the 4th.

so i hope this will not be like that. i need something that will keep track of myself, my take on the happenings around etc etc. How nice it would be if someone could read your mind and update the blogs ?

a few more thoughts on the keyboard layout. why do we still have the 'qwerty' layout ? wouldnt it be nice to have an 'abcdefg' keyboard ? How easy it will be ! Some years before when i was learning to type, i always had this problem of finding sone particular key in the keyboard. like 'd' for eg, where is 'd' ? i had to search all over for the 'd' key. In an 'abcdefg' keyboard, its really easy.
"i cant find my 'd' !"
" 'd' ? its right after 'c' and before 'e' ! "
"oh yeah ! thanks, buddy !"

Guys, keep sendin in your comments.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i always thought why the keyboard has this stupid layout. and do you know the qwerty layout was invented to reduce the speed of typing. so that the keys will not get stuck ??

2:02 PM  

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