Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fun Typing Game

I learned to type on a real typewriter - with Jan Erickson - room #3 at UBAC. No girls were in the class. The first day she told us to make sure we threw the carriage return hard enough. Before the day was over, she told us to take it easy on it - cause we were having way too much fun throwing it hard. I loved typing and did well. Computers have allowed my fingers to become lazy - too lazy.

I was looking for a spam filter - and I always go to Kim Komando's web site to find such stuff - cause she does the research to figure out what is best. While there, I thought I'd look at some of the other stuff she has - and I came across a typing game. Basically - you choose to race - others join the race, and then you go - typing whatever paragraph is put up in front of you. Little cars are shown by each person's name - so you can see your place in the race as you type. I don't know why, but it's fun. You have to do one word at a time - I mean - if you are typing fast and mess up one word but keep typing - you have to go back and fix that one word and then go to the next word - you can't just jump up to where you were. Anyway - it's fun - and if you want to waste some time and enjoy typing - check it out.

FYI - my best words per minute so far is 106. I usually get 70-85. That includes the time it takes to fix mistakes. The fastest I've seen is 137ish. I type that fast, but I make mistakes - which is a killer.

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At 9:58 AM, Blogger Dena said...

I can see how that game would be VERY addicting.

At 6:49 AM, Blogger Diane Baluczynski said...

I need to make a link to this for our school web pages and show some of the teachers. Thanks for sharing!

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Kristen said...

hi tim..thanks for stopping by before and esp. for your prayers. I'll have to look at the typing game esp. as my daughter is just learning to type. It may be too hard?
take care.


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