How fast can you type?

When I was a kid, typing was a rare skill practiced invariably by ladies in offices with upswept spectacles who never looked at their fingers.

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(My Auntie Betty was one such.  Her fingers would move so fast across the keys of her electric typewriter and she never seemed to make mistakes.)

As a young journalist I became adept at two-finger typing, and I have improved over the years.  I now probably use all ten, but the key I hit most often is the backspace-delete one.

The picture above, incidentally, is what if found when I searched for “man with a computer” on Google Images.  It is not me.

Anyway.  Everyone types now.  So I love this online test:

I scored 40 wpm.  That would be a minimum for temp agencies, apparently. Auntie Betty was at least double that.

 

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