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I still remember how impressed I was when we in 8th grade were in "Work practice week": I was "working" in a newspaper's local editorial office and couldn't believe the speed of one of the other journalists hammering away on a Teletype 33 with two fingers only. This was after I had had my 8th grade touch typing class, but that guy could easily beat me with his two fingers on the TTY 33 against me on an IBM Selectric!

Today, I am a fast typist, but not necessarily a fast writer. I use the screen as a way to try out sentences, phrasing and wordings. I read what I have written, reconsider it, rephrase it, reword it ... or delete it. My rough guesstimate is that I type between three and five times the number of characters ever saved. If you look at what has survived revisions and editions (of my own, forget about what others cross out!), at most five percent of what is saved survives its first year. Maybe it is down to 2-3%; I never checked, but I wouldn't be surprised.

A few of my coworkers keep gigantic mental structures in their head, needing only a structure of labels/identifiers on their PCs to keep their thoughts organized. I am the other way around: I like to offload those complex structures from my brain, using the labels/identifiers to recall them when necessary.

So when I offload something to the keyboard/PC it is essential to me to get it right. Therefore, although I am a fast typist in the sense of keypresses per minute, quite a large fraction of those are deletes and rewrites. So, to some degree I am a fast typist, but a slow writer.
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