4NCL Rapidplay Championships

Results of competitions with tables, or as much detail as is possible.
Roger de Coverly
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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay Championships

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:12 pm

Brian Towers wrote: Talk to a touch typist.
How many of us are, or ever were, touch typists?

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay Championships

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:26 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote: How many of us are, or ever were, touch typists?
I am.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay Championships

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:42 pm

It should be possible to do anything on a keyboard without using the mouse. So, for example, you want to get to the bottom of a large table of data on a spreadsheet, you would hit End and Down together. That is simpler for many people than doing the same thing using a mouse. I have a mouse but hardly use it. So, on this one, I am with the Sage from Witney.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay Championships

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:48 pm

There'll be a generation who grew up using keyboards quite a bit who can all at least touch type to some degree :) Not sure about the current young people with so much being done on mobiles instead.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay Championships

Post by Richard James » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:09 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote: How many of us are, or ever were, touch typists?
I am.
So am I. I learnt to touch type in my teens because my handwriting was so bad. It had several unforeseen benefits.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay Championships

Post by Joey Stewart » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:04 pm

I find random useless symbols like ¶∆~`^| can sometimes be handy when people start writing Russian or Arabic to me - I can use those symbols to reply in gibberish and teach them a lesson for not speaking properly!
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