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 Post subject: Re: Classes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:38 am 
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CrashTECH wrote:
It isn't like I am asking you to major in keyboarding.

LOL.


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 Post subject: Re: Classes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:43 am 
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Gadget wrote:
linuxcrazy wrote:
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CrashTECH wrote:
Did you really just make that stupid of a statement? When is it EVER a waste of time to know how to type properly?

All of the typing classes I ever took where filled with extremely repetitive and meaningless exercises that never did anything for me. I can type at a good 70 words per minute, programming doesn't require speeds nearly that fast, and typing papers aren't tedious. For me, It's a waste of time.
I agree with both of you. Fast typing is a must, but not for programming. You have to think more than you have to type in most cases when you program.

My two cents... simplifying all programming down to two classes of problems...

1) If the problem is trivial, a talented programmer will just type it up.
2) If the problem is complex, hopefully, you will have already thought about the problem, drawn little diagrams, written some pseudo-code and will simply implement it.

Again, being able to touch type allows you to get the idea out of your head, off of a paper, whatever with the fewest interuptions to your concentration.


For those too thick to grasp Gadget's point here, I'll lay it out even more clearly:

1) The programmer just types.
2) The programmer thinks, designs, takes notes .. then just types.

Either way, I spend 90% of my day at a keyboard. Typing properly is extremely important .. not only for efficient work habits, but to avoid workplace injuries ... how many of us have had RSI or carpal tunnel problems? Proper typing helps reduce the impact our profession has on our bodies.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:44 am 
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Now that we've also gone ergo... I would strongly suggest learning to mouse with your non-dominant hand at work. I used to have problems with my right pinkie which has gone away since learning to mouse with my left-hand at work.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:11 pm 
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Left-handed mousing?

I tried .. and holy crap is that hard! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:32 pm 
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Jipstyle wrote:
Left-handed mousing?

I tried .. and holy crap is that hard! :lol:

I just put the mouse on the other side of the keyboard one day... didn't change the buttons or anything. It took a couple of weeks. Now it is second nature.


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