Saturday, March 08, 2008

How fast do you type?

If you're me, not very fast:

67 words



I somehow avoided the typing class that was offered during middle and high school and developed my own admittedly less efficient method of typing. The index fingers do most of the work, thumbs hit the space bar, and the middle fingers help out on occasion. As for the ring fingers and pinkies, they choose not to participate.

via Kristy, who types much faster than I.

9 comments:

carmen said...

i only typed 50! poo. and i thought i typed fairly good. h'm.

Kevin said...

Eileen! Seriously, 67 words a minute is really good, especially if you type the way you mentioned. I took typing in HS (the only real skill I learned in 4 years at FHS! :) ) and I thought I was pretty decent. But I tried this test a few times and was averaging around 70 wpm (and I use all my fingers). I have to say that Kristy's 103 wpm is freakishly fast. I don't know why you think 67 wpm is slow. And frankly, I don't know how you managed 67 wpm only using half your fingers!

eileen said...

Hmmm...maybe I'm not so slow, after all. I guess I was comparing myself to Kristy's speedy fingers.

J.R. said...

dude, i got exactly 67 too! but i actually thought i was a decent typer so maybe you're not giving yourself enough credit... or maybe i have an inflated image of my typing abilities... hmm

Michael said...

I thought I was a fast typer and I got 69.

hehe

Kim said...

I agree with the others, 67 seems great for not knowing "proper" typing skills. I thought I was really fast and was only 85 wpm. I blame not stretching my fingers first :)

nad said...

thankfully, broke 50, but just barely.

Anonymous said...

I got 90. It's because the closest I had to a video game growing up was a typing program for the computer. I crushed those letter invaders day after day.

Amanda

eileen said...

Amanda, that is hilarious.
At least we were allowed to play Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego!