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Way back in my old typing class (using manual typewriters), we were told that the qwerty keyboards were made so that the most common words would use an equal combination of left and right keystrokes. One letter from the left or right, the next from the other hand. This would speed up typing. Typing two letters from the same hand simultaneously would slow the typist down. This made perfect business sense. The more typing that could be done in the least amount of time meant more money for the business. (And, this goes back many generations.) [My first typewriter was an Underwood.]
That's a common one of mine, too.
Not so much a typo as a failure between brain and finger, it really annoys me when I type the wrong word ... For example, their is know way I can tolerate this. I hate it when I read that sort of drivel, so it really upsets me when my fingers type it! They're doing it more and more as well, when I'm typing at speed.
Yeah, that has been getting to a frequent problem - then I went to the neurologist and was told I have 'essential tremors' in my left hand ( only the left one though ). And why it is called 'essential' I do not understand - I certainly don't want or need it. I have to spend more time rereading what I type to make sure I didn't double a letter or miss one....
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
The next generation of auto-correct must have grammatical context checking in the choice engine. Look at preceding words to determine if the choice would ever appear. Also scan backwards from subsequent words to correct invalid insertion choices.
Just a random thought.
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