AbiNormal: /Is there anything those douche bags haven't contaminated?
Wulfman: Actually, I feel the need to make my computer hard to use for others because fark you go use your own computer. Therefore I get a keyboard that makes others feel inferior, even if they get angry and stick their lip out and call me a douche. So your causality is wrong but your pouting is cute.
Explodo: Keyboards without labels are for the completely douchey who feel the need to show their superiority by making their computers hard to use for others.
DjangoStonereaver: thomps: ekdikeo4: thomps: amo: Touch typists still exist, but we're rare enough that most people boggle at my keyboard.wtf are you talking about? touch typing is more prevalent now than ever, unless your definition only includes people who feel the need to alert the world to their amazing ability to type without looking at a keyboard by painting keys.hmm. i think that although a lot of people are capable of touch typing, that they currently rely quite a bit on the markings on the keyboard, and would have to take some time to adjust to it.i would venture to guess that most people under the age of 30 that grew up with computers could type with ease without markings (aside from the bumps on the f and j keys, i suppose). typing has become a primary means of communication as opposed to something you learn in a middle school class and then forget.I think you're your confusing comfort with using the interface with skill in using it. Even for people whogrew up with computer, most people need to actually think about what they're entering, and that takesthought that slows down the mechanical process of entry. For me, a touch typist is someone who ispracticed enough that they can think about other things and form whole words, rather than one letterat a time. The main reason I can type as fast as I do is that I took a full year of professional typing classes inhigh school (if you have ever seen my handwriting you'll know why), but what really pushed me into thestratosphere is the 3 years I was a data entry clerk. Though we weren't paid by the keystroke, we werejudged on how much work we got done in a shift, and it got to the point where everyone in my officewas able to have very serious conversations while we were all clacking away. I think a couple of timesmy key speed came close to 100WPM toward the end of my time there.
AbiNormal: The ultimate hipster accessory./Is there anything those douche bags haven't contaminated?
TNel: You don't type faster looking down than looking up.
DVDave: I always wanted to try one of these:[blog.shoplet.com image 500x403]
ShadowLAnCeR: DVDave: I always wanted to try one of these:[blog.shoplet.com image 500x403]WTF is that?!
incendi: DjangoStonereaver: and even I need to look at the key labels fairly often.If I've got the F/J bumps, I can do 99% of my typing without any issue, but if I need any special characters beyond day-to-day punctuation I'd be fairly screwed.
amo: Touch typists still exist, but we're rare enough that most people boggle at my keyboard.
amo: <p>I have an older Das Keyboard without labels. </p><p> </p><p>Worth. Every. Penny.</p><p> </p><p><sub><small>labels are for sissies</small></sub></p>
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