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Touch typing is a system of writing developed on writing machines (today, it is mainly used on keyboards). The aim is to write a text as quickly as possible without watching the letters on the keyboard.
It seems that touch typing was developed in Salt Lake City by a court reporter. He was the first to teach his newly created method in the late 19th century.
Touch typing allows, among other things, to attain an optimal typing speed. In addition, by using certain fingers to type specific letters, the muscular usury is reduced. This avoids disparity of pressure on some fingers hyping on the keyboard. The system consists in typing with all the fingers without letting the computer screen out of the sight. By doing so, eventually, typists know exactly where letters are located.
Typists can thus attain an average typing speed of 60 words per minute, which allows to write important amounts of texts in a few hours.
The first typing contest was won by the same court reporter who taught and, it is said “invented” the technique. It was organized around 1880, some 10 years after the first writing machine was commercialized.
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