Typing (2014)


The daughter was upset one day as she had to backtrack on her text.  Aggravating

problem for sure. Little did she know what I had to go through when I first learned

how to type.

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I can hear the teacher now. AB, AB, ABR, ABR. And so the drill began. I learned

how to type on one of those old manual typewriters. Cannot remember the brand,

but they certainly did make some clicking noises.

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To correct the mistakes was another matter. We had to get out that funny paper, and

then strike over the letter, before replacing it.

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My daughter thought that the whole scenario was funny. How in the world could all

of that go on? Well, that was the days before electronics, the days before texting.

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One has to wonder if another generation will laugh at my daughter. The act to have

to backtrack may be gone with the blink of an eye.

 

ppp

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Strong-Spaid
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 14:37:43

    I remember carbon paper
    AND my inability to center the paper in the typewriter.
    Also had a bad habit of typing until the words ran off the edge of the paper.
    Even thought the typewriter bell went “Ding,” I would forget to do the carriage return.
    Thank GOD for Microsoft Word….and the computer with backspace and delete!!

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