Sunday, August 7, 2011

A little illiterate.

T: Take a Typing Test
Typing has been a competition between my dad and me for as long as I can remember.  My dad won state in typing when he was in high school, so there has been a bit of joking pressure on me to make sure I typed at least as fast as he did.  After all, I was the daughter of an "expert."  ;)

My dad gave me a program called "Jump Start Typing" when I was in the third grade.  As part of my home-schooling, I would repeat the typing exercises over and over again, writing and re-writing short words, phrases, and then sentences.  Those exercises and typing out my little stories were what taught me to type rather than finger-peck.  Since I now love to blog, I'm very grateful that my dad always emphasized typing and using the computer.

I went ahead and took a typing test on this site.  It was the second place that popped up on Google.  I did make eight mistakes out of seventy-five, so something should probably be deducted out of the speed.

I may be a fast typer, but I am HORRIBLE at other computer-type things.  I'm not kidding.  I don't know any html or other codes (I don't even know if I'm talking about them in the right way).  I had to get help to even put the two ads on this blog.  My dad had to sit down with me and patiently teach me how to use Finder, iPhoto, and NeoOffice when I switched over to a Mac.  When I get completely lost (which happens quite often), then Google is my best friend.  I seriously Google basic computer questions a few times a week.

When it comes to anything involving a computer, sometimes I feel like I have a mental block.  I just don't get it.  One day, I need to take a class that will teach me some basic computer knowledge.  I mean, fast typing has come in handy.  Surely information about how to work a computer would be helpful as well.

Funny that blogging is one of my favorite things to do and yet I'm not very good at working a computer.

Are you computer-savvy or are you computer-illiterate like I practically am?


  1. I don't know anything about computers, but when it comes to typing I am ridiculously fast. I set the school record for fastest typing in junior high with 220 words per minute...not even kidding.

  2. I'm no computer genius but I'd clump myself in to the more computer savy category :) I actually took a class on computer programs and how to work them :D I'm the one my parents call on for help when they're stumped :)

    And my typing was only 72 wpm :(